Seventh-Grader's Project on Rust Wins Hanna Award
COLUMBUS, OH — Holly Lynn Weller, a seventh-grade student at Fredericktown Intermediate School, Fredericktown, OH, was named the winner of the fourteenth annual Hanna Award in Chemical Coatings for the best project in the science and technology of chemical coatings presented at Ohio Science Day, held recently at Ohio Wesleyan University.
The award, sponsored by the Coil and Extrusion Coatings Business Unit of Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc., was presented to Holly for her project, “Don’t Trust Rust.” In the project, Holly explored the characteristics of painted steel panels that showed varying degrees of initial surface oxidation when exposed to a saline solution.
The Hanna Award is designed to generate interest in and awareness of the coatings industry at the middle-school and high-school levels. Ohio Science Day showcases outstanding science projects by students in the state.