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Baylor student wins 2nd place at National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

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A Baylor student has won second place in the nation at the 51st annual National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium.

Darby Schumacher won second place in the environmental science category. The competition was held in Dayton, OH.

Her research paper, "A Filter Today Keeps Pollutants Away: A Study of Nanofiber Based Stormwater Filtration," will be published in the Handbook and Proceedings of the Tennessee Junior Academy of Science, and she will be inducted into the American Junior Academy of Science, the national honor society recognizing America's premier high school students for outstanding scientific research.

She also received a medal from the Department of Defense, a certificate signed by the Secretary of the Army, Navy, and Air Force and an $8,000 college scholarship to the school of her choice.

Schumacher has won a number of prestigious science awards over the past year including first place in the Chattanooga Regional Science & Engineering Fair, the Army Environmental Science Award, Navy Research Award, Association of Women Geoscientists Award, Ricoh Sustainable Development Award, Water Environment Federation Award, and the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute Award.

For her efforts, she has also won a number of trips, including Phoenix, AZ; Washington D.C., Boston, and Houston.

Schumacher says she is thrilled by the win.

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