Senior's science skills rewarded

Dey is pictured with Dr. Dudley Herschbach, chemistry Nobel Laureate

A Maharishi School senior gets international recognition. Atreya Dey placed fourth in the Environmental Management category and won $500 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles.The Intel ISEF is the world TMs largest high school science research competition. On May 9, more than 1,500 young scientists from around the world gathered for a week in Los Angeles for the final competition. They were selected from 443 affiliate science fairs in 65 countries, regions and territories.Dey presented his research "Biobased Ferrite Nanoparticles: A Novel Approach to Extract Organic Compounds and Heavy Metals from Water. In layman TMs terms, Dey TMs research removes pollutants from water. Dey was commended by the U.S. Army and Navy and was considered and commended by King Abdul Aziz and his companies for the Creativity and Giftedness award. Only 10 projects were considered for that award."This was definitely the experience of a lifetime," Dey said. "Hundreds of the smartest young minds from across the world gathered at this single competition. Meeting with Nobel Laureates, Bill Nye 'the Science Guy,' and scientifically driven students, inspired me to continue on the path of science."