County Health Department Honors Students for Science Fair Projects

The Allegheny County Health Department honored three students with awards for outstanding projects at the 74th annual Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair held in April at the Carnegie Science Center.

The Health Department, in its 22nd year as an award sponsor, recognized the following students:

● Lyta Nicoll, a 6th grader at Montessori Centre Academy in Shaler, in the public health category, for a project titled “A Study of EMFs and Cell Phones: An Investigation of Electromagnetic Field Waves Emitted from Cell Phones as a Function of Distance.”

● William Hebda, a 7th grader at Queen of Angels School in North Huntingdon, in the environmental health category, for a project titled “Our Local Rivers: Clean Enough for Swimming?”

● Piyusha Sane, a 12th grader at North Allegheny High School, in the air quality category, for a project titled “Reducing CO2 Emissions.”

The winners and their projects are posted on the Allegheny County Health Department’s web site at

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