County Health Department Honors Students for Science Fair Projects

Updated on August 28, 2023

The Allegheny County Health Department honored three students with awards for outstanding projects at the 73rd annual Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair held in March at the Carnegie Science Center.

The Health Department, in its 21st year as an award sponsor, recognized the following students:

  • Julia Zenkevich, an 8th grader at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Shadyside, in the environmental health category, for a project titled “Acid Rock.”
  • Aditi Chattopadhyay, a 7th grader at Fort Couch Middle School in Upper St. Clair, in the public health category, for a project titled “Reckoning the Effectiveness of Flu Vaccine.”
  • Jennifer Hofmann, a 10th grader at North Allegheny Intermediate High School in McCandless, in the air quality category, for a project titled “Study of the Relationship between Atmospheric Ozone and UV Radiation.”

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


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