14-Year-old is America's Top Young Scientist: Her Solar-Powered Jug Purifies Water
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. (http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org)