Here's what they have to say...
" I enjoyed the experience so much last year: I appreciated the small number of students because the science competition felt much more personal; I loved how the judges were not intimidating; and I made friends who I am still in contact with today." Ayushi Sinha, Tennessee State Winner 2014
"I am extremely grateful for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize and the entire science fair process for enabling me to explore my scientific interests and for reaffirming my passion for the research process year after year." Natalie Ng, California State Winner and National Runner-Up 2012
"This competition is a great opportunity to decide what you might want to do after college. I had no idea what I wanted to do before I started my project; but after, I realized I really enjoyed the topic I shoes and hope to continue with this through college." Amber White, Alaska State Winner
"The Stockholm Junior Water Prize does more than just honor students who've performed research in water; it also helps to set a foundation in science education and foster relationships between the next generation of engineers and scientists that will on day tackle the problems of tomorrow." Kushal Kudakia, Texas State Winner
"I believe that all of the wonderful opportunities and experiences that I’ve had in my academic and professional career wouldn’t have been possible without my SJWP experience. It is what opened doors for me and helped me realize what I was passionate about in engineering and science. I am so grateful to have been part of the SJWP experience. It was both a fun and educational experience that shaped my future in engineering. I am very proud to be an SJWP alumnus." Demetra Tsiamis, NY State Winner, 2007
"As an educator, I have to say that I am always extremely pleased with the way the competition committee focuses on providing students with the best experience they can get. I brought a younger student this year who was worried about, "fitting in." After the first "getting to know you" session, I never saw him in a situation where he wasn't talking with some group of students or another. On the flight home he was already scheming on how to get back again next year ... it seems that he made quite a few new friends in science. That is what it is all about.” Jonathan Smith, Science Teacher, Juneau-Douglas High School
“…seeing the various projects completed by the other finalists gave me inspiration. Even as high school students, we possess the ability to make an impact with our findings. Everyone’s project was incredible. All of us were working towards improving water quality and, consequently, improving the lives of many people. We were all supportive of each other, and I heard nothing but positive words throughout the weekend. I thank everyone for giving me such an amazing experience. I will definitely work hard in the years to come in hopes of becoming a finalist again.” Himabindu Vinnakota, South Carolina State Winner