15-year-old Casey Crownhart enjoys learning about the roles of different chemical substances in every day life. In her project plan for MY Camp’s Water theme group, Casey studies the removal of pollutants, endocrine disruptors from freshwater environments.
Casey Crownhart lives in the United States and is a sophomore at Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, in Alabama. She will turn sixteen in August.
Casey’s favourite subject at school is science, especially chemistry. “I enjoy learning about how different substances work in our every day lives,” she says.
Casey heard about MY Camp from her father. “I’ve always been very interested in opportunities dealing with science, and the environment is very interesting to me, so I knew right away that I wanted to apply for the water group,” she says.
Her expectations from the camp have to do with meeting new people that share her interest in science, and learning from them and other people involved with the camp.
Her project plan for MY Camp’s Water theme group deals with Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in freshwater environments.
“I generated ideas for systems that would allow more efficient removal of these substances. I got the idea for this project through extensive research and interviews, through which I learned that many endocrine disruptors like PCB’s are very difficult to remove with conventional treatment processes,” Casey explains.
As for her future career, Casey’s plans include science and math. After high school, she would like to study chemistry or math. “I’ll pursue a career as a research scientist, doctor, or a math professor”, she says.
Casey is part of her school’s math team, the spare time outside school and extracurricular activities she spends on volunteer work or with friends and music, singing and playing the guitar.
Have a look at Casey’s project plan.
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