Waterborne Helps Judge the 34th Annual LCPS Regional Science & Engineering Fair
Waterborne Environmental employees Megan Sebasky and Christian Bongard took part in the 34th Annual LCPS Regional Science & Engineering Fair (RSEF) as Judges in Plant Sciences and Environmental Management. Over 220 high school students from Loudoun County Public Schools participated in the event. Students took full advantage of access to cutting-edge technology, pairing their innovative ideas with technology that included 3D printers, electrospinners, high-strength ceramics, microphages, oil eating or producing bacteria, and heavy metal in-taking plants.
One extraordinary project explored the effects of vitamin D3 on Agrobacterium tumefaciens, which resembles an oncovirus, in sunflowers, and another outstanding project added manganese and copper sulfates to increase plastic degradation through a fungus. Sebasky and Bongard were able to give back to the local community and witness very impressive projects that could have rivaled graduated level theses. Congratulations to all of the winners!