The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District presented an Excellence in Water Research Award to Robin Joseph, a sophomore at De La Salle High School in Concord, at the District’s Board Meeting on Thursday.
Robin won second place at this year’s Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair for his research project, “Is Corn Stover Wastewater a More Efficient Fuel Source for the Microbial Fuel Cell than Wastewater from Meat?”
His science teacher and project mentor, Victoria Aquistapace, was unable to attend the Board Meeting.
The Excellence in Water Research Award was created by Central San and 11 other Contra Costa water and wastewater agencies to recognize outstanding science and engineering projects in the field of water, wastewater or recycled water research.
Its intent is to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists, as well as the teachers who guide them.