Posted Date: 08/18/2021
Regeneron International Science & Engineer Fair (ISEF)
Special Awards Winner
Veronica R. Villarreal, SRD Teacher, Daniel Musquiz, UISD Grand Champion, Ernesto Sandoval, Principal
University of Arizona Renewable Scholarship
Investigating Absorption of iron(II) by Apo Lactoferrin Using pH
Daniel Alejandro Musquiz
John B. Alexander High School, Laredo, TX, United States of America
Announcing the special award recipient from the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair, Daniel Musquiz from John B. Alexander High School who competed amongst 2,000 international students from over 60 countries with his biochemistry project. The Regeneron ISEF is celebrating 100 years of scientific excellence that brings together the brightest minds in STEM to take part in the world’s largest science competition. The competition took place virtually on May 16-21, 2021 and Daniel Musquiz’ scholarship win was announced on May 20th at the Special Awards Ceremony. Daniel was awarded a renewable scholarship from the University of Arizona. He was selected from 32 Biochemistry finalists for this award. Daniel is a junior student who has a passion for the science field and wants to pursue a career in Biochemistry. He is involved in the United Interscholastic League at Alexander High where he won Top Chemistry at the District level and 3rd Place overall, in Freshman year. He competes in UIL Mathematics events, as well. Currently he won the state championship in the JV 2 Division in Mountain Biking and he will be competing at the National level in Colorado state in July. Overall, Daniel Musquiz was able to carry out his experimentation for the course called Scientific Research & Design during the COVID pandemic and was able to interview virtually with 10 judges from all over the world. His success in the rigorous interview, research and experimentation allowed him to receive this prestigious award. His teacher, Veronica R. Villarreal and the principal, Ernesto Sandoval, from John B. Alexander High School are very proud of Daniel Musquiz’ achievements.
University of Arizona
Established in 1885, the University of Arizona is the state’s land-grant university. Recognized as a global leader, Arizona is also a leader in research, bringing more than $622 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. Arizona offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 16 academic colleges. Arizona has awarded scholarships to outstanding awardees who have demonstrated robust research for the greater good of society.
Daniel Musquiz Virtual Regeneron ISEF Booth
Daniel Musquiz, Junior at John B. Alexander High School