|RIVERMONT STUDENT’S RESEARCH FLOWS ON TO NATIONALS|
|News Releases - Education & Schools|
|Written by Brittany Marietta|
|Thursday, 10 June 2010 07:36|
Filling the coffeemaker - watering your vegetable garden – spending a weekend boating on the Mississippi…what could these things possibly have in common? Each is a simple task we take for granted, made possible in part by clean water with help from the Iowa Water Pollution Control Association. Founded in 1915, the IWPCA is an organization of professionals committed to water quality and pollution control in Iowa waters. In addition to legislative initiatives, the IWPCA gives various awards in recognition of outstanding educators and students, as well as employees in the field of water quality.
Rivermont Collegiate is ecstatic to announce tenth grade student Meghana Pagadala has been named the state winner of the 2010 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition, the most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. Selected for her project Nanotube Filters: A Practical Solution or Unrealistic Wonder?, Meghana will represent Iowa at the national competition in St. Louis June 17th – 20th and compete for the opportunity to represent the United States at the international competition in Stockholm, Sweden in September. The IWPCA is extremely proud to sponsor Meghana to this national competition! The Rivermont community eagerly anticipates Meghana’s future contributions to the improvement of water quality and protection – in Iowa and beyond!
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