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Henrico resident Saumil Bandyopadhyay, a junior at Maggie Walker Governor’s School, recently won first place in the research competition at the International Space Olympics held in Koroley, Russia. His project, “Eye in Space: Dual Detection of Infrared and Ultraviolet Emissions with a Novel Nanowire Multispectral Photo-detector,” will be published in a science journal. During the 10-day competition, Bandyopadhyay and over 200 other competitors from eight different countries presented their projects in front of leading Russian scientists. Competitors also took physics, math, and writing tests, and Bandyopadhyay came in eighth place overall in the competition. In addition to the competition, he had the chance to meet Russian cosmonauts and space industry specialists, visit Mission Control Center and several space museums, and visit Korolev schools to meet local students and learn about their culture and lifestyle. For more information, see http://worldnetva.pwnet.org/russia2011/index.htm .

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell recently appointed David R. Lohr, of Glen Allen, to the Manufacturing Development Commission. Lohr is the president and executive director of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing.
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Every week, another child is diagnosed with cancer in Central Virginia. Last summer, six-year-old Caroline Morris was one of them.

Diagnosed in June 2015 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, Morris has been receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) ever since.

“It’s not my hair that makes my beauty,” said Morris, who lost her hair as a chemotherapy side effect, “it’s my heart.” > Read more.

Richmond Solar Co-op sign ups end April 30


The sign up period for the Richmond Community Solar Co-op will close on April 30. Nearly 150 homeowners and businesses have joined the group to save money and make going solar easier. The group has started installations and is working with VA SUN to learn about solar technology and the process of going solar.

“If you’ve ever thought about going solar, this is a great opportunity to do so,” said Sekar Veerappan Co-op member and the group’s first installation. “Working with the group helps members learn about going solar and make an informed decision.” > Read more.
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Another great weekend of outdoor activities awaits you in Henrico! Walk MS, an annual charity run for multiple sclerosis, and the third annual Movin’ & Shakin’ 5K, to benefit the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, both take place in Innsbrook tomorrow. Another charity event, the CASA Superhero Run, will be held at St. Joseph’s Villa. On Sunday, live music can be found at Belmont Recreation Center, featuring the John Winn Quartet, and at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, where pianist Sylvia Cooper will be performing. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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