Congratulations to Alli Hernandez ’21 and Samie Baclig ’21, who were presented a special monetary award of $500 by the Orange County Water district for their Orange County Science and Engineering Fair project “Going With the Flow: Using Flocculation to Determine Amount of Total Suspended Solids in Freshwater Samples.”
The Connelly students were one of 10 winning teams and individuals in Orange County who were presented monetary awards totaling $3,000 at the May 1 OCWD Board meeting.
OCSEF is an annual event organized to encourage the youth of Orange County to learn about science and engineering and to consider a career in these fields. OCSEF is a non-profit, run completely by unpaid volunteers comprised of working and retired scientists, engineers and educators.
According to OCWD President Vicente Sarmiento, “OCSEF is a program that the District Board feels strongly about to advance science, technology, engineering, and math careers; and proudly supports it with the yearly special award funding for water-related projects.”