NEWEA Announces State Winners of U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Student scientists to compete at national competition in June

NEWEA proudly announces the 2012 New England state winners of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP)-the most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project (see list below). State winners and their science teachers will attend the national competition, hosted by the NEWEA, June 14-16, 2012 at the Hilton Logan Airport Hotel in Boston.

NEWEA congratulates each of these talented students and wishes them luck at the national competition next month!

Nick Dorien
Remediation of Heavy Metals from River Water via a Novel Lemna Minor Activated On-Line Filtration System Greenwich High School Science Teacher – Andrew Bramante

Julia Knowles
Flushed Away with Gray: Engineering the Gray Water Toilet Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI Science Teacher – William Ellis

Will Benoit
Low cost water filtration using Nanofibrillated Cellulose Bangor High School Science Teacher – Cary James

Rhode Island
Margaret Antonio
Implementing Hydropower in City Water Pipes Immaculate Conception Academy Science Teacher – Alana Florian

Basundhara Mukherjee
The Effect of Different Flow Rates in a Sand Filter to Purify Water South Burlington High School Science Teacher

New Hampshire
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See a complete list of all State Winners

The purpose of the SJWP program is to increase students’ interest in water-related issues and research and to raise awareness about global water challenges. The competition is open to projects aimed at enhancing the quality of life through improvement of water quality, water resources management, water protection, and water and wastewater treatment.

The U.S. winner will receive $3,000 (USD) and an all-expense-paid trip to Stockholm, Sweden for the international competition, as well as the opportunity to present his or her research to water quality experts at WEFTEC2012.  Up to three finalists will receive $1,000 each.

For more information about SJWP, visit


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