Abby Cobb Wins 2016 Science Fair Award
Education Chair Veronica Berounsky presents South Kingstown High School Junior Abby Cobb with the 2016 NRPA Science Fair Award at the March NRPA Board of Directors meeting. Abby was presented with a $50 prize, a certificate and an NRPA membership.
Abby's project at the SKHS Science Fair in January, A Slick Solution: Best Way to Clean up an Oil Spill, evaluated the ability of three materials to remove oil from water: hair, cotton balls and sawdust. Hair was the most efficient, that is, absorbing the most oil and the least water.
NRPA also awarded Honorable Mentions at South Kingstown High School Science Fair to:
♦ Hossam Zaki for a project titled Commercial Water Filters
♦ Matthew Kutcher for Power of Water through Electrolysis (creating energy through the electrolysis of water)
♦ Cristian Rodriguez-Gervais for Natural Remedies against Bacteria
♦ Sierra Rowley for her project Micro Plastics, Macro Problem on the amount of micro-plastics found in Narragansett Bay from personal care products such as liquid soap.