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New York Students Win U.S. SJWP for Biosensor and Purification System

July 25, 2017

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A team of two high school students from New York placed first at the 2017 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition in June. For their water science project, Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe, both of Manhasset, N.Y., developed a graphene-based biosensor capable of detecting the presence of extremely low levels of bacteria in less […]

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Students Bring New Water Research to U.S. SJWP Competition

June 14, 2017

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High school students who have completed advanced water research will gather at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte this month for the 2017 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. A total of 59 students representing 48 U.S. states and Puerto Rico were selected to compete for the 2017 national award. Each year, a […]

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2014 U.S. SJWP Winner Works Against Global Water Crisis

May 30, 2017

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Many young adults encounter difficulty when trying to find an exciting career path. But 19-year-old Deepika Kurup has known exactly what she wants to do since starting high school: solve the global water crisis. With numerous high-caliber awards, a robust research portfolio, and even her own company, Kurup already is working to make the world’s […]

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My Water Legacy: Father-Daughter Duo Advances Wastewater Appreciation Through WEF

May 24, 2017

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Growing up, the last thing Kelsey Brown (now Hurst) wanted to do was follow in her father’s footsteps. Her father, Thomas Brown, is a veteran water program specialist at Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PDEP; Harrisburg) and an active member of the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA). While her dad’s career choice didn’t mean much […]

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Students Invited To Submit Research for the U.S. SJWP Competition

March 17, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is accepting entries for the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize. The competition brings high school students who have conducted water research projects together for the chance to earn a trip to the international SJWP competition in Stockholm. Any high school student in grades 9 through 12, who has […]

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2015 SJWP Winner Takes Research to Budapest

February 21, 2017

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Perry Alagappan’s research on heavy-metal removal continues to appeal to an international audience. The winner of the 2015 International Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) was invited to participate in the Budapest Water Summit 2016, Nov. 28–30. He spoke during the summit’s Youth Forum about his renewable filter, designed to remove heavy-metal contamination from water permanently. “Attending […]

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Teams from Thailand and Mexico Take Home International SJWP Awards

October 19, 2016

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The team of students from Thailand — from left, students Thidarat Phianchat, Kanjana Komkla and Sureeporn Triphetprapa — received the international 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize from Prince Carl Philip of Sweden. Photo courtesy of the Jonas Borg, Stockholm International Water Institute.

Taking inspiration from a flowering plant, a team of students from Thailand created a device that retains stormwater and can help irrigation. During World Water Week, Sureeporn Triphetprapa, Thidarat Phianchat, and Kanjana Komkla stepped onto the stage to receive the international 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). Thailand team puts research to work for farmers […]

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Girls Sweep 2016 U.S. SJWP Competition

July 27, 2016

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From left, the winners of the 2016 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) were Bjorn von Euler Innovation in Water award recipient Sarayu Das; runner-up Paige Brown; winner Nishith Sinha; and runner-up Megan Lange. Photo courtesy of AOB Photo.

In June, 54 students representing 47 states and Puerto Rico gathered at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to compete in the 2016 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. This year, four girls took home the top awards from the competition. This year marks the first time that girls have earned every top […]

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