The Institute of Environmental and Human Health to Honor Area Students for Science Projects


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: April 20, 2006
CONTACT: John Davis, john.w.davis@ttu.edu
742-2136

LUBBOCK – The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech will honor three winners of the South Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair at 4 p.m. Thursday (April 20).

The event will take place in the lecture hall of the institute, located at Reese Technology Center.

The winners from this year’s event include a student from an elementary school, a junior high school and a high school from the surrounding area. These students competed in the fair on March 25.

The recipients of the 2006 TIEHH Environmental Sciences awards are:

• Ivelisse Figueroa – A sixth-grader from Nat Williams Elementary School. She won $50 for her project, “How polluted are the lakes around you?”

• Jayton Rainey – A seventh-grader from Slaton Junior High School. He won $50 for his project, “Pig sneezes cause diseases.”

• Mandy Forbis – A senior at O’Donnell High School. She won $100 for her project, “Using Dracaena sanderiana as a vehicle to hyperaccumulate industrial waste.”

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CONTACT: Alicia Knight, assistant director for administration, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech, (806) 885-4567 ext. 225, or alicia.knight@tiehh.ttu.edu.