WEF Announces Stockholm Junior Water Prize Finalists

June 1, 2012

Achievements

The state winners in the 2012 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition have been announced by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). By winning their state competitions, these 49 finalists qualify for the national competition in Boston, June 14–16.

Water quality professionals from WEF Member Associations chose the finalists from science competitions nationwide. Find out which young researcher will be representing your state at www.sjwp.org.

The SJWP national competition, hosted by the New England Water Environment Association (Woburn, Mass.), will immerse students in water research and education. The program’s goal is to increase student interest in water-related research and raise awareness of global water challenges. As part of the 3-day program, participants have the opportunity to interact with students who hold similar interests and network with water professionals.

The U.S. winner will receive a $3000 scholarship and a trip to Stockholm, Sweden, to participate in the international competition. The U.S. winner also will have the opportunity to present his or her research at WEFTEC® 2012. The winner’s school will receive $1000 toward enhancing science education in the classroom. And up to three finalists will receive a $1000 scholarship.

WEF and its Member Associations organize the U.S. regional, state, and national SJWP competitions with support from Xylem (White Plains, N.Y.).

In addition, the Bjorn von Euler Innovation in Water Scholarship Award, sponsored by Xylem, will be awarded during the competition. This $1000 scholarship will be presented by Xylem to the student that demonstrates a passion for education and the spirit of creativity and innovation.

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