ReNUWIt Young Scholar Presents Research to President Obama at White House Science Fair

On March 23rd, 2015, ReNUWIt Young Scholar Sophia Sánchez-Maes presented her summer research on "microalgae for wastewater treatment and energy and nutrient recovery" at the 5th White House Science Fair. Sophia was one of 36 students nationwide who were selected to present their work to the President. As she explained to President Obama, her project helps support the idea of using extremophile algae to fuel an energy-positive wastewater treatment system. Sophia, currently a senior at Mayfield High School in Las Cruces, NM, worked in Professor Nirmala Khandan’s and Professor Shuguang Deng’s lab at ReNUWIt partner New Mexico State University during Summer 2014 as part of the ReNUWIt ERC's Young Scholar Program. The video of her presentation to the President can be seen here.