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Rachel Brown and Anushka Sukhadia recognized at ISWEEEP

posted May 11, 2017, 7:05 AM by Tina Steele   [ updated May 13, 2017, 11:43 AM by Granger Meador ]
BHS students Rachel Brown and Anushka Sukhadia received honorable mentions for their projects at the International Sustainable World (Engineering Energy Environment) Project Olympiad (ISWEEP). Both students conducted hours of research and showcased their work with a display board, research paper, and an abstract for the judging process.

Junior Rachel Brown performed her project as part of the school's STEM Science Research course taught by Betty Henderson in the school's Phillips 66 Innovation Labs. Rachel's project focused on the possible use of salinity as an attractant or repellent of Aedes aegypti (mosquitoes) oviposition. Rachel competed in the Senior/Environment-Health & Disease Prevention category. Her project was chosen at large through direct application to the sponsoring organization (Harmony Public Schools).

Sophomore Anushka Sukhadi's project was conducted as part of Gary Layman's Honors Chemistry I course. Her project explored the possibility that eco-friendly detergent greywater might be environmentally better than regular detergent greywater. Anushka competed in the Senior/Environment-Management & Pollution category. Anushka's project was chosen at the Bartlesville District Science Fair.

The ISWEEP competition was held Friday, May 5, 2017, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The competition featured students' work from over 60 countries, including the United States, and focused on projects that preserve the Earth's resources such as renewable energy, sustainable development, and medical breakthroughs. Each year ISWEEP awards four grand prizes to the top projects in each category. Each grand prize winner received a plaque and $1500.00.

Rachel Brown and Anushka Sukhadi
Rachel Brown and Anushka Sukhadi Receive Honorable Mentions for their ISWEEP projects