Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Arizona Student to Represent U.S. in International Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition

Abstract:
Jingyuan Luo of Chandler, Ariz. was named the U.S. winner of the 2007 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) - the most prestigious international competition for water-related research - during a ceremony this afternoon at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Ariz. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) sponsors the U.S. SJWP with support from ITT Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company and Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Arizona Student to Represent U.S. in International Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition

Alexandria, VA | Posted on June 26th, 2007

The student's work, "Toxicity and Bioaccumulation of Nanomaterials in Aquatic Species," sought to learn more about the toxicity of nanoparticles, since so little is known about the potential negative effects when using such particles in consumer products, medical treatments and environmental remediation techniques. Luo's experiments sought to understand nanotoxicity by testing small carbon particles (fullerenes) and nano-zinc oxide particles on two different aquatic species (green algae and water fleas). The winning project was selected from more than 40 state SJWP winners at the national competition held in Phoenix, June 21-23.

"Ms. Luo's project dealt with an emerging technology and associated issues that were clearly state-of-the-art science," said Mohamed Dahab, president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), primary organizer of the competition. "The winning project was indicative of the entire group with a very carefully designed experimental project, well-executed research plan and remarkably well-written report."

The Hamilton High School student was awarded $3,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Stockholm, Sweden, where she will compete against national winners from more than 30 countries for the international honor during World Water Week, August 12-17, 2007. HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden will present the international award - a $5,000 scholarship and crystal sculpture - during a royal ceremony held in conjunction with the Stockholm Water Symposium.

In addition, the student's school will receive a $1,000 grant toward enhancing water science education and Luo will present her research to more than 16,000 water quality professionals at WEFTEC(R).07 - the Water Environment Federation's 80th annual technical exhibition and conference - this October in San Diego, Calif.

Three U.S. finalists, Jordyn Wolfland of Bethesda, Md., Keely Goodgame of Logan, N.M., Yupeng Liu of Charleston, S.C. and Kelydra Welcker of Parkersburg, W.Va., also received a $1,000 award.

The Arizona Water & Pollution Control Association served as the 2007 host with support from the Salt River Project. ITT Corporation is also the global sponsor of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. For more information about the competition, please visit http://www.wef.org/ .

####

About Water Environment Federation (WEF)
Formed in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 32,000 individual members and 80 affiliated Member Associations representing an additional 50,000 water quality professionals throughout the world. WEF and its member associations proudly

work to achieve our mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment.

About ITT Corporation

ITT Corporation ( http://www.itt.com/ ) supplies advanced technology products and services in several growth markets. ITT is a global leader in the transport, treatment and control of water, wastewater and other fluids. The company plays a vital role in international security through its defense communications and electronics products; space surveillance and intelligence systems; and advanced engineering and related services. It also serves the growing leisure marine and electrical connectors markets with a wide range of products. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated $7.8 billion in 2006 sales. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Corporation stock is traded on the Euronext and Frankfurt exchanges.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Water Environment Federation
601 Wythe Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314-1994 USA
Tel. 1-800-666-0206 Fax. 1-703-684-2492

Copyright © PR Newswire Association LLC.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Academic/Education

Pakistani Students Who Survived Terror Attack to Attend Weeklong “NanoDiscovery Institute” at SUNY Poly CNSE in Albany July 29th, 2015

Deben reports on the use of their CT500 in the X-ray microtomography laboratory at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia July 22nd, 2015

JPK reports on the use of SPM in the Messersmith Group at UC Berkeley looking at biologically inspired polymer adhesives. July 21st, 2015

Renishaw adds Raman analysis to Scanning Electron Microscopy at the University of Sydney, Australia July 9th, 2015

Announcements

Self-assembling, biomimetic membranes may aid water filtration August 1st, 2015

Transparent, electrically conductive network of encapsulated silver nanowires: A novel electrode for optoelectronics August 1st, 2015

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company, HZO, Announces Partnerships with Dell and Motorola August 1st, 2015

Advances and Applications in Biosensing, Sensor Power, and Sensor R&D to be Covered at Sensors Global Summit August 1st, 2015

Water

Self-assembling, biomimetic membranes may aid water filtration August 1st, 2015

March 2016; 6th Int'l Conference on Nanostructures in Iran July 29th, 2015

Laboratorial Performance of Nanocomposite Membrane Improved in Water Purification July 28th, 2015

Nanosorbents Reduce Amount of Heavy Metals in Petrochemical Wastewater July 23rd, 2015

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Heating and cooling with light leads to ultrafast DNA diagnostics July 31st, 2015

Springer and Tsinghua University Press present the second Nano Research Award: Paul Alivisatos of the University of California Berkeley receives the honor for outstanding contributions in nanoscience July 30th, 2015

European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine and ENATRANS European Consortium Launch the 2nd edition of the Nanomedicine Award: The Award to be presented at BIO-Europe conference in Munich, November 2015 July 30th, 2015

Publication on Atomic Force Microscopy based nanoscale IR Spectroscopy (AFM-IR) persists as a 2015 top downloaded paper July 29th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project