IUSD Student Science Fair Projects Honored and Awarded at Irvine Ranch Water District

Students holding certificates at Irvine Ranch Water District

Several IUSD students were invited to showcase their water-related IUSD Science Fair experiments at the Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) prior to the IRWD Board Meeting on April 22. 

Following the showcase, eight projects and their creators were awarded framed certificates and medals, recognizing their exemplary Science Fair projects involving water.

The IRWD Water Quality staff has served as a judge in IUSD's Annual Science Fair for several years, as well as participated in Ask-a-Scientist Night, which offers the students the opportunity to get their questions answered about their prospective projects.

Below are the IRWD awarded projects:

Elementary School Projects

"Improved Solar Distillation with a Fresnel Lens"
Anchit Sinha, Neil Sundaray
Deerfield Elementary

"Plastic Replacement Using Sodium Alginate"
Joy Yan-Li
Deerfield Elementary

"Operation: Clean the Ocean"
Yunwoo (Ellie) Song, Colette Oentojo
Portola Springs Elementary

Middle School Projects

"Solar Powered Desalination Unit"
Sharvil Buradkar
Lakeside Middle School

"Can the addition of hydrogels in soil truly reduce a plant’s dependence on water?"
Sharanya Rao
Venado Middle School

"It Must Be in the Water: The Effect of Stream Substrate on Water Chemistry and Plant Fertility"
Madison Price
Rancho San Joaquin Middle School

"Tapping Into Ocean Power"
Joshua Malar
Jeffrey Trail Middle School

High School Projects

"Forming Flash Floods: Changes in Infiltration Rates and Applying the Horton Infiltration Model Through an Arroyo’s Stream Course"
Justin Pollack
University High School

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the showcase and thank you to IRWD for hosting our students!

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