Sunil Pai, who is the HAAS youth coordinator is exceptionally gifted and brilliant. He has numerous achievements to his credit worthy of note.

 We are very proud to have him in our Management committee and to know him. We are sure he will be an inspiration and a great role model for the Konkani youth and to many others he comes in contact with.

 Here are some of Sunil's accolades:

 1.    Grand Award- Physical and Engineering Sciences – Science and Engineering Fair of Houston 2010

2.    1st Place –Senior Chemistry division – Science and Engineering Fair of Houston 2009 and 2010

3.    Regional Finalist (Region 6)- Siemens Competition (Math: Science: Technology) 2009

4.    National Semifinalist - Siemens Competition (Math: Science: Technology) 2010

5.    International Finalist - Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2010.

6.    National Finalist - Intel Science Talent Search Competition 2011

Among all the above, the Intel STS competition is the highest honor for a high school senior in science and math in the USA. Sunil is one of the 40 selected nationwide this year. He went to Washington DC for the finals which included meeting with President Obama in the Whitehouse.

The Intel STS has been going on for the past 70 years (used to be called Westinghouse Competition). Thus, Sunil has joined a very special group of talented individuals, 7 of whom have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in the past. In addition, only 75 kids from the State of Texas have achieved this honor in past 70 years.

 For more details please visit Sunil is in the header picture top row, 4th from the left.

 In the attached picture with President Obama, Sunil is in the top row to the far right.

Sunil has admissions to MIT, Stanford, Princeton, Rice, Yale and Caltech. Sunil will be attending Stanford University this fall.

Sunil has his own website: . Click on the link and check it out!

Sunil, great job and very well done! The HAAS family wishes him all the very best and he has everyone’s blessings for many many more successes and accolades in the future.

Next Bhajan

Poornima and Vasanth Bhat are hosting the March Bhajan at their residence. Thank you to the Bhat's for helping us preserve the HAAS Bhajan tradition.



Saturday,March 3rd, 2018

3:00pm to 5:00pm



Bhat Residence:

106 Rosemary Lane

Lake Jackson, TX 77566


Please RSVP by Feb 25th, 2018 at



If you would like to host bhajans on any of the months listed as OPEN in the 2018 calendar, please contact HAAS committee secretary, Archana Rao at

Upcoming Events

HAAS...Khelu Khelyaan (Let's Play!)


Join us for a fun-filled picnic with indoor and outdoor activities.



Saturday, April 28th @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM



Woodsland Park Community Center

443 Danover Road

Katy, TX 77494.


If you would like to sponsor / co-sponsor this event or any events listed as "HAAS*** " in the calendar,  or if any questions, please  contact HAAS committee or email at

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