Published: Jul 17, 2012 07:00 PM
Modified: Jul 17, 2012 09:29 PM
• Avi Aggarwal
, a senior at the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, represented North Carolina in the 2012 Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition, a youth award for water-related science projects. She was selected for her project examining the Effect of Thiols on the Environmental Fate of Silver Nanoparticles. The competition was held June 14-16, in Boston, Mass.
The purpose of the SJWP is to increase interest in water-related issues and research. The competition is open to projects that enhance quality of life through improvement of water quality, water resources management, water protection, and water and wastewater treatment.
The national winner will receive $3,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to represent the U.S. at the International Competition in Stockholm, Sweden, during World Water Week, August 26-31. The international winner will receive $5,000.
Aggarwal will attend N.C. University in the fall and is the daughter of Abhinav and Sarita Aggarwa of Chapel Hill.
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