Long Beach Science Research Student Takes Silver at I-SWEEEP Competition

Schools and Libraries

June 5, 2013


Long Beach High School junior Hunter Rogoff was awarded a silver medal at the International Sustainable World (Engineering, Energy and Environment) Project Olympiad, which took place in Houston, Texas on May 8-13. Competing against more than 400 top projects from over 50 countries around the world, Hunter earned his silver medal in the Environmental category. His research involved finding a natural solution to eliminate heavy metal pollution in aquatic environments.

Organized by the Cosmos Foundation, I-SWEEEP is the largest science fair event of its kind in the world. According to the official I-SWEEEP website, the objective of the competition is to spark interest in and awareness of our planet’s sustainability challenges; to accelerate the progress toward a sustainable world by engaging young minds at an early age to develop an environmentally conscious global community; and to inspire personal responsibility in caring for the planet and those who share it.