Paige Brown, a student at Bangor High School, is the winner of Maine’s Stockholm Junior Water Prize with her project entitled, “Identifying and Remediating the Sources of Pollution in Impaired Bangor Streams.”
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is the world’s most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. Brown will go on to compete at the National SJWP competition in Herndon, Virginia June 19-20.
Brown is no stranger to competition. This past year, she presented her project at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, PA, taking home a fourth award of $500 in the Earth and Environmental Sciences category and earning a full four-year scholarship to Drexel University.
“Going to Intel ISEF was an incredible experience,” says Brown. “There were 1700 students from 77 countries. It was a great opportunity to be around so many incredibly smart, young scientists who will grow up and change the world, and to meet and interact with Nobel prize winners.”
She also entered her project in the International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad (ISWEEEP) in Houston, Texas and received a Bronze Medal in the Environment – Management and Pollution category.
Brown will be the keynote speaker at the Storm water Management Research Team (SMART) second annual conference at the University of Maine June 24-26, 2015. Through the SMART program, high school students have the opportunity to become involved in water quality monitoring and management.
Brown just completed her junior year in Bangor High School’s STEM Academy. The innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) academic program option at Bangor High School was created in collaboration with the University of Maine and began enrolling students in the fall of 2012. Students who choose to enroll in the BHS STEM Academy complete all the traditional Bangor High School graduation requirements while simultaneously completing a challenging and enriching research-based sequence of STEM courses and experience.
Read the Bangor Daily News article: Bangor Teen Working to Solve City’s Stormwater Problems