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2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize National Winner, Perry Alagappan, wins the International Competition During World Water Week, August 22-28!
June 20, 2015, Perry Alagappan from Clear Lake High School, Houston, TX, was
named the recipient of the 2015 International. Stockholm Junior Water Prize for
his research "Novel Renewable Filter for Heavy Metal Removal: A
Practical Application of Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotu bes” at World Water Week in Stockholm
competed against 58 young scientists representing 29 countries spanning
the globe, all hoping to bring home the international title. Fredrik
Moberg, Head of the SJWP Jury, stated that this invention “could revolutionize
the way water can be treated and the heavy metals are recovered.”
Alagappan was awarded $15,000 and the SJWP crystal
trophy by HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. Because of Perry’s win, his school is also
the recipient of $5,000 to promote water research and STEM projects. To read more about the winning project, click here. (Photo credit: Jonas Berg)
Looking for a Mentor?
Are you a student looking for a mentor, or a water professional, academic, or consultant who would be willing to mentor a student for the SJWP competition? If so, see our SJWP Mentor Guide. Stay tuned for some new information in this area!
Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Congratulations to Nicole Zhao, winner of the 2015 Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize, with her research "Identification of Carbamazepine Degraders." For information on the Canadian SJWP visit www.sjwp.ca, like the Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize Facebook page, or follow us on twitter @CSJWP.
U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Alumni Page
Visit the new SJWP Alumni page, where you will find highlight articles about former SJWP participants and other information about water careers and involvement in the water sector.
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