Three Dublin High School students have received the Excellence in Water Research Award for their Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair project.

Shashank Beri, Akash Darbha, and Tyler Hom, all juniors during the 2019-20 school year, each received $200; their science teacher, Janet Kaemhs, received $100.

The project, titled “The Applications of Ferrofluid and Its Effect on Removing Microplastics from the Ocean,” dealt with removing microplastics from water.

The water research award is sponsored by 10 Alameda County water and wastewater agencies, including the Dublin San Ramon Services District. Board Member Rich Halket and district staff presented checks and lawn signs to the students last week.

The county science fair was held in March. The California Science and Engineering Fair was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.