Basis San Antonio Shavano Campus - San Antonio Regional Middle School Science Bowl

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Coach Raji Mani has taught chemistry across various grade levels in the past six years at BASIS San Antonio. She completed her masters in India and came to Iowa State University to pursue her Ph.D.  She continued her research at Rutgers University as a postdoctoral researcher.  When she is not teaching her students the wonderful world of science, you can find her enjoying a book or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.  She enjoys traveling and exploring new places with her husband, son and their rambunctious puppy.

Co-Coach Rosemary Everts has been teaching eighth grade biology, and AP environmental science at Basis Shavano for the last four years.  Coach Everts graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in biomedical science and later on, a master’s degree in wildlife science. She started off at the Fort Worth Zoo working in their hospital department, and from there she made her way to the San Antonio Zoo to work in their education department. When she’s not teaching, she works at the San Antonio Zoo part- time, giving tours and showing off animal ambassadors. She hopes to one day go to the Galapagos Islands and swim with the sea iguanas.

Anshuman Chhawcharia is an eighth-grade student. His favorite subjects include all branches of science as well as math. In his free time, he likes to read and familiarize himself with new, interesting, and current topics. In the future, he plans to pursue a career in the medical or engineering fields. Also, in his free time he likes playing basketball and other sports with his friends.

Eddie Bao is a seventh-grade student whose favorite subjects are math, physics, and biology. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, doing math and physics problems, and building electronic circuits. After high school, he would like to study business and physics integrated with computer science. In his free time, Eddie volunteers at the food bank. He also enjoys playing online games, basketball, and working out.

Vedansh Mannem is a seventh-grade student whose favorite subjects are math and physics. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, watching TV, and doing math. After high school, he would like to study business and economics. In his free time, Vedansh helps other students with math, and plays sports. He also enjoys hanging out with friends, participating in competitions, and playing chess.

Prajesh Mishra is a sixth- grade student who loves a variety of academic topics. His favorite subjects are math, physics, and chemistry. He wants to expand his knowledge of science and he thinks NSB is a good place to do that. His hobbies are playing video games, badminton, biking, reading fiction, and solving the Rubik's cube. He has participated in various math competitions such as MATHCOUNTS, Math League, AMC 8, and TMSCA in all of which he has been successful. This is his first time at NSB and he is enjoying the experience. He gets inspiration and motivation from his brother Prateek, who has been a part of NSB for several years, both at the middle and high school levels. Prajesh is proud to be in NSB and believes that his team can do amazing at the national competition.

Allison Shih is a sixth-grade student whose interests include chemistry and math, yet her favorite class is biology. She actively participates in several math and science clubs. Aside from academics, she also enjoys playing both tennis and piano, and reading.