GT Students Present Research Findings at TRIYS Symposium

March 5, 2020

SAISD gifted and talented students presented research projects this week during the annual Dr. Carol Ann Bonds TRIYS Symposium. 

TRIYS, which stands for Texas Research Institute for Young Scholars, is an independent research program that is an integral part of the SAISD Gifted and Talented program. Each year, students in grades 1-5 research topics they are interested in and address ways they can make a difference. Students connect with mentors in the community to learn more in depth about their topics. 

Students presented their findings to volunteer judges from the community at Fort Concho and Santa Rita Elementary Schools March 3-5. Research projects covered a wide range of topics such as Video Games, Fire Safety, Wildlife Rescue, Art, Endangered Species, Conservation, Pollution, Heart Disease, Homelessness, and much more.

Former SAISD Superintendent Dr. Carol Ann Bonds started the TRIYS program during her tenure as a way to challenge gifted and talented students in the research process. The symposium was named in her honor.