APS Students Earn Honors at Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair

The Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair announced the winners of its annual competition held on April 10. The fair was hosted virtually by Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke. The following APS students placed in their categories or received awards:

Colin Berry (Yorktown) – 2nd place, Behavioral and Social Sciences
The Impact of Penalties, Population Density, and Partisanship on Compliance with Stay-at-Home Orders During COVID-19

Julia Brodsky (H-B Woodlawn) – 2nd place, Chemistry
Optimization of an Electrocoagulation System for the Removal of Polyatomic Ions from Water

Madi Goeke (Washington-Liberty)
A Solution to Plastic Pollution: An Investigation into Microplastic Removal from Water Using Ferrofluid

  • Honorable Mention, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • American Meteorological Society Award

James Licato (Washington-Liberty)
Development of a Zeolite Composite Material for the Simultaneous Removal of Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products (PPCPs), and Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) in Water Treatment

  • 1st place, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Leidos Award, Honorable Mention
  • Ricoh Award

Colin Sartori (Yorktown) – 3rd place, Engineering Mechanics
The Study of Clean Energy Harvesting Using Piezoelectric Transducers in Footwear