Young scientist, 14, improves upon the SODIS method for water purification and wins an award. Smart young woman!
From the video:
A 14-year-old New York student was named "America's Top Young Scientist" for inventing a solar-powered water jug that changes dirty water into purified drinking water.
Deepika Kurup not only had to surpass 9 finalists in science and math to win $25,000 from Discovery Education and 3M, she persuaded the judges with a dynamic five-minute LIVE presentation about the plight of a billion poor people who have no access to clean drinking water. (This video features her winning presentation.)
Her cost effective and sustainable water-purification system, which harnesses solar energy to disinfect contaminated water utilizes an innovative process designed to overcome current problems with portable purification.
See more young scientists in the Good News Network story here.
Okay, so what did I do today? Well, I Tweeted some stuff and posted this item. Spoke on the phone with a prospective student. Maybe tomorrow will be more productive.
My science project? Don't ask...
More power to Ms. Kurup. You go, girl!
Thanks to Jessica Anderson for sending this my way.
"For every child prodigy that you know about, at least 50 potential ones have burned out before you even heard about them." - Itzhak Perlman