MNPS students enrolled in the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) recently presented the research they’ve been doing to more than 1,100 of the nations top scientists and researchers. Upon invitation, the students presented their studies at the American Water Works Association Water Professionals' regional conference which was held July 20 in Nashville. The AWWA is an international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply.
The School students swept the student poster competition, taking the top three places. Top awards were presented to:
1st place – Seniors Isaiah Bolden and Cindy Ma presented the poster "Determining the Efficiency of the EPA’s Rapid Bioassessment Protocol for Nashville, Tennessee"2nd place – Junior Shanna Rucker presented "Chemical Extractions of Caffeine from Water"
3rd place – Alumna Q-Vaughnia Hornbeck, now attending Fisk University, presented "The Development of Primers to Detect Sewage Pollution in Recreational Water"
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