Biotechnology Student Wins Poster Competition

Biotechnology Post Winner
Shawnee Mission School District

Olivia Fritz, Shawnee Mission West senior and Biotechnology Signature Program student, won first place in the Kansas City One Health Day poster contest.

For this competition, Fritz presented research on polystyrene degradation via black soldier flies to local higher education faculty members and scientists. She won the top honors in the high school division and a $200 prize.

SMSD Biotechnology instructor Dr. Kenneth Lee called this a “wonderful accomplishment,” for Fritz who will continue to update this research as the school year continues. This was her first poster competition.

One Health Day is an international event every November, highlighting the complex interrelationships between human, animal, and environmental health. Kansas City One Health Day is a local celebration held through a collaboration between K-State, BioNexus KC, KU Edwards Campus, and the University of Kansas Medical Center.