Jack D'Cruz '26 was among 26 students in Ohio who received a Governor’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research as part of State Science Day. Judging was conducted virtually in April. The winners were presented their awards at an Ohio Academy of Science Celebration of Science award ceremony, Saturday, May 13.
Jack's research titled Microplastics in the University School Water Filtration System placed him second in the State for ninth graders.
Each year, approximately 10,000 students from across Ohio participate in local science fairs and are judged on knowledge achieved, effective use of the scientific method, clarity of expression, originality, and creativity. Students who achieve superior ratings are invited to participate in district science fairs. More than 1,200 students from grades 5-12 participate in State Science Day and may be eligible for nearly 100 scholarships and awards valued at more than $4 million.
Ohio EPA employees were among the judges for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research. Each recipient will receive a $100 prize and a certificate signed by Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Anne Vogel.
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