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DSRSD Honors Science Fair Winners from Dublin High

Post Date:06/25/2020 9:58 am

Contact: Sue Stephenson, 925-875-2295 (office), 925-570-5739 (cell),
               Lea Blevins, 925-875-2294 (office), 925-557-0161 (cell), 

DUBLIN, CA (June 25, 2020) – The Dublin San Ramon Services District was pleased to congratulate three Dublin High School students this week for their award in the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair.

As juniors during the 2019-2020 school year at Dublin High School, Shashank Beri, Akash Darbha, and Tyler Hom earned Senior Division First Place for the Excellence in Water Research Award

The Dublin High students’ project was titled “The Applications of Ferrofluid and Its Effect on Removing Microplastics from the Ocean.” The experiment researched removing microplastics from water.

Normally, students would present their winning project and be honored during a DSRSD Board of Directors meeting. However, due to COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders, Board meetings are currently being held virtually. In lieu of a meeting recognition, DSRSD Board Member Rich Halket joined District staff in delivering prize checks and lawn signs to students this week.

Sponsored by ten Alameda County water and wastewater agencies, the Excellence in Water Research prize awarded all three students with $200. Their science teacher, Janet Kaemhs, will also be awarded $100.

Pictured below: DSRSD Director Rich Halket presenting lawn signs and checks to (from left to right) Shashank Beri, Akash Darbha, and Tyler Hom.

 Shashank Beri, Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair winner  Akash Darbha, Alameda County Science  & Engineering Fair winner  Tyler Hom, Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair winner

Founded in 1953, DSRSD serves 188,000 people, providing potable and recycled water service to Dublin and the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon, wastewater collection and treatment to Dublin and south San Ramon, and wastewater treatment to Pleasanton (by contract). DSRSD also operates the Jeffrey G. Hansen Water Recycling Plant and the backbone recycled water distribution system on behalf of the San Ramon Valley Recycled Water Program. The District office is located at 7051 Dublin Blvd., Dublin CA, 94568. For more information about the District, visit

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