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High School student wins International award

As we reported in 2011, Mr. Anirudh Jain contacted SNNI requesting help to characterize his silver nanoparticles for a middle school science competition. In a voicemail to us, he explained that he made silver nanoparticles for a water filtration device and would like help characterizing his silver nanoparticles using a transmisson electron micrscope. We were so impressed with his articulate and respectful request for assistance that we've agreed to help him analyze his samples for his science fair project.  We originally posted the news at

At the time, he had entered the Intel Northwest Science Competition. From there he became one of 30 finalists in the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) competition in Washington D.C.

As a Sophmore in High School, Mr. Jain is on his way to Stockholm to represent the U.S. at the International science competition in Sweden as the winner of the 2013 Stockholm Junior Water Prize. He is one of 48 state winners to win at the national competition. In addition to an all-expense paid trip to Stockholm for he and his high school teacher, he will receive $10,000 toward college. The national and international competitions are open to young individuals (15-20), "who have conducted water-related projects of proven environmental, scientific, social or technological significance," according to Stockholm International Water Institute. The projects range from local to global topics.

His project is entitled: “Sulfidation as a Novel Method to Reduce Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticle Pollution". We are proud to have helped Anirudh in the beginning of his work.  Congratulations, Anirudh!



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