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SRIF Lab Research Mentorship

SRIF has mentored several high schools mentees for their school projects during the semesters. The students gained the professional training and hands on experiences in our SRIF lab with using cutting edge instruments.

Jeremy Weller and Andrea Lorico, 2010
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST)
Development of a Method to Analyze Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) and Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in Surface Waters of the Potomac River Watershed.

Project Description: This project’s aim was to develop various methods utilizing HPLC-MS/MS  and other technologies with the goal of accurately measuring the concentration of a wide range of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in water samples collected from the Potomac River and its tributaries. (see Abstract)


Spencer Clark and Alex Streicher, 2009
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST)
Characterizing Trazines and Triazine Transformation Products in the Cedar Run

Project Description:
This project determined the concentration of atrazine in river water, discovered that levels increased after rainfall, and also determined that bacteria found in Northern Virginian waterways degrade atrazine into simpler forms. (see Abstract)


So-Jung Youn and Stella M. Kim, 2008
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST)
A Study of the Concentration of Atrazine and its Transformation Products in the Shenandoah River Area

Project Description:
This project studied the five sites of the Shenandoah River. The data showed that the concentration of atrazine and its transformation products remained relatively constant from October to December 2008. In addition, while the concentration of atrazine decreases, the concentration of DEA, DEDIA, and HA all remained fairly constant in significant quantities during the study period. (see Abstract)

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