March 9, 2017
SAISD gifted and talented students presented research projects Wednesday and Thursday, March 8 and 9 during the 2nd 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 passionate about and address how they can make a difference.
This year, 282 students presented their findings to jurors, parents, and guests at the ASU CJ Davidson Conference Center. In all, 184 research projects were presented covering a wide range of topics such as Bullying, Exercise, Recycling, Literacy, Cheating, Water Conservation, Littering, and many 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.