Three students from Dublin and San Ramon were honored by the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) Board of Directors for their award-winning science fair projects. The students, all from the DSRSD service area, were winners of the Excellence in Water Research award. The awards were created in 2013 by 19 water and wastewater agencies in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to recognize outstanding student projects in the world of water.
Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair Winner
In the Junior Division of the Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair, Neil Chatterjee was the runner up for the Excellence in Water Research award. An eighth grader at Quarry Lane Middle School in Dublin, Chatterjee’s project explored how organic detergents materially decrease the cost of wastewater treatment. His teacher, Johann Ripfel, sponsored the project. Chatterjee received $300 and Ripfel received $100.
Contra Costa County Science & Engineering Fair Winners
In the Junior Division of the Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair, Arshia Mehta and Rishita Wairagade were the first place winners for the Excellence in Water Research award. Seventh graders at Gale Ranch Middle School in San Ramon, their project explored a low cost, portable water filter. Their teacher, Barbara Weisbrod sponsored their project. Each student received $250 and their teacher received $100.