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The U.S. Stockholm Junior Water
Prize comes to Charlotte, N.C.!
We are excited to announce that the
2016-2018 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) national competitions will
be held at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte (UNCC). During the two-day event students will have
the opportunity to present their research to judges and water professionals
from across the country, while experiencing a university setting. Participants of the national competition will
be housed in dormitory accommodations, while mingling with like-minded students
interested in water research, and making new life-long friends…a true college
To have the opportunity to represent
your state at the SJWP national competition, enter your state competition
now! Deadline for submission into the
state competitions is April 15.
Student Arrival: June 17, 2016
Project Exhibition, Judging, and Award Ceremony: June
Student Departure: June 19, 2016
To be announced.
U.S. SJWP State Competition: April 15, 2016
U.S. SJWP National
Competition: May 18, 2015 (open to State
2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize National Winner, Perry Alagappan, wins the International Competition During World Water Week, August 22-28!
June 20, 2015, Perry Alagappan from Clear Lake High School, Houston, TX, was
named the recipient of the 2015 International. Stockholm Junior Water Prize for
his research "Novel Renewable Filter for Heavy Metal Removal: A
Practical Application of Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotu bes” at World Water Week in Stockholm
competed against 58 young scientists representing 29 countries spanning
the globe, all hoping to bring home the international title. Fredrik
Moberg, Head of the SJWP Jury, stated that this invention “could revolutionize
the way water can be treated and the heavy metals are recovered.”
Alagappan was awarded $15,000 and the SJWP crystal
trophy by HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. Because of Perry’s win, his school is also
the recipient of $5,000 to promote water research and STEM projects. To read more about the winning project, click here. (Photo credit: Jonas Berg)
Looking for a Mentor?
Are you a student looking for a mentor, or a water professional, academic, or consultant who would be willing to mentor a student for the SJWP competition? If so, see our SJWP Mentor Guide. Stay tuned for some new information in this area!
U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Alumni Page
Visit the new SJWP Alumni page, where you will find highlight articles about former SJWP participants and other information about water careers and involvement in the water sector.
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