COLUMBUS, OH - Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc.'s Coil and Extrusion Coatings Business Unit presented the 15th annual Hanna Award in Coatings, which recognizes the top student project on chemical coatings presented at Ohio Science Day, to Erin M. Langenkamp, a 12th-grade student at Lehman Catholic High School, Sidney, OH.
Langenkamp's project, titled "Cover It Up," examined the hiding characteristics of different coatings technologies when applied at varying film thicknesses over different-colored aluminum substrates.
The award includes a $500 cash prize, a plaque and an awards luncheon and tour of Akzo Nobel Coatings' laboratory and production facilities in Columbus, OH. The award is designed to generate greater interest in the coatings industry among middle- and high-school students and encourage students to consider the chemical-coatings industry as a potential career field.
Ohio Science Day features outstanding science projects carried out by the state's middle- and high-school students.