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Last week The Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard University announced Kirsten Lodal '97 one of two recipients of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. The awards, which honor Americans under 40
Olivia Pavco-Giaccia '12 has been named by HerCampus as one of their "22 Under 22 Most Inspiring Women" for 2015. The award recognizes college women who are leaders doing big things to make our world a better place.
Order your discount tickets today for the 33rd annual Washington Revels presentation of The Christmas Revels. The Revels has reserved 100 seats for the Potomac community—with a 20% discount—for each of its shows (2:00 pm and 7:30 pm) on Saturday, December 5.
Davis Guggenheim '79 wrote and drirected HE NAMED ME MALALA. This film is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends' school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley.
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On Tuesday, Upper School students and their advisors shared their time and talents with 22 local organizations, including Martha's Table, Common Good City Farm, and Bread for the City during the fall Service Learning Day. Whether the day was spent organizing and restocking items, playing Monopoly with seniors at an assisted living community, or gardening and making other improvements on the school's campus, everyone helped make a positive difference.
Senior Matt Spencer has been selected as a regional semifinalist in the prestigious Siemens Competition in Science, Math, and Technology for his research on bioremediation, a waste-management technique that involves the use of organisms to remove or neutralize pollutants. Matt was one of only 36 Virginia students selected as regional semifinalists and one of just 466 semifinalists nationwide.
Matt, who is a student in Potomac’s Science and Engineering Research Center (SERC) program, has been working on his independent research project for more than two years. Potomac biology teacher Dr. Isabelle Cohen notes, "Matt’s findings are an extension of 2014 Potomac graduate Caden Petersmeyer’s research on identifying plant fungi that consume plastic as their sole nutrient.” After isolating more than 50 types of fungi, Caden discovered two that are capable of surviving solely on plastic.
Using the fungi that Caden identified, Matt took the research a step further: He sought to identify the digestive byproducts produced as the fungi consume plastic. His research shows that the fungi break down polyurethane particles while producing neither carbon dioxide nor methane – meaning that this process has the potential to bioremediate plastic waste without producing byproducts that are harmful to the environment. Part of Matt’s analysis was conducted at Georgetown University’s Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology, under the guidance of Dr. Xinran Zhang.