So, for their Lemelson-MIT Inven Team invention, they started building a 100-lb robot on student desks in the back of their small Spanish classroom.
The result, a robot that moves along subway system rails, vacuuming up debris to make New York City’s transportation system cleaner and more efficient for kids like them who take the subway to school every day.
For his project, Nathan used a marine sediment core to examine the warming effects of two natural pulses of carbon dioxide released 55 million years ago.
Nate found that Earth recovered from the first before a second, larger pulse triggered massive warming of the planet lasting tens of thousands of years.
The team is comprised of two students who came to the United States less than ten years ago knowing very little English, and a first generation college student.
All three are now on an educational path in computer science or engineering.
Wisconsin High-School Student Already Fulfilling Her Dream of Being a Theoretical Astrophysicist At the age of 8, while watching a television special on black holes, Kaisa Crawford-Taylor of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, decided that she wanted to become a theoretical astrophysicist. Kasia’s Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) project uncovers very massive black holes capable of emitting gravitational waves – such as those recently discovered by LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) – using open databases; namely, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s tenth data release of quasars and New York University’s Value Added Catalogue.
Using the computer language Python, Kaisa created a program that deftly sorted through the combined databases’ 2.7 million galaxies.
Jacob’s specialty is experimenting with additive and subtractive manufacturing and the combination of the two to create whatever he imagines.
Called the Loki Lego Launcher after their late cat and a Lego figurine, the craft recorded location coordinates, temperature, velocity, and pressure and reported the data back to the young inventors on the ground.
Kimberly and Rebecca hope to show other children that science and engineering is not only interesting and accessible for kids, but a lot of fun as well.
For her ingenuity, Hannah has been featured on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and has received honors from the Office of Naval Research, the Florida Science Teachers Association, and the Society of Women Engineers.
Development of Ebola Diagnostic Test Wins Teen Top Honors in Global Competition When learning of the Ebola epidemic spreading through Africa, Olivia Hallisey, 17, of Greenwich, CT, was concerned that the people who most needed diagnosis and treatment did not have access to care and decided to do something about it.