0612 Lauren ShieldsOLV’s Lauren Shields
Our Lady of the Valley seventh grader Lauren Shields was awarded several honors at the Alabama Science and Engineering Fair for her project, “Solar Disinfection of Water (SODIS).”
The winning project, Lauren’s first, allowed her to attend the Central Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair, where she was interviewed by judges and placed third in Health and Medicine. This top-three finish gave her the opportunity to go to the state competition, the Alabama Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF), in April at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Lauren placed third in Health and Medicine for the Junior Division at the state level. She also received the following special awards: U.S. Army Science & Engineering Awards Program: Honorable Mention; Broadcom Masters: Junior Award; and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize: Junior Outstanding Project.