In celebration of women’s history month and international Women’s
day, we are looking at all the things that girls are doing right. When
girls are supported, encouraged and educated, there is no limit to the
wonders they can achieve. Let’s take a look at some up-and-coming
scientists and their innovative achievements.
This plucky eighteen-year-old is tackling the world food crisis with her
innovative research. Her prize-winning discovery that a natural bacteria
called Diazotroph increases cereal crop growth by 74% is an outstanding
achievement. With this extensive increase in crop growth, Ciara believes
that her discovery could do much to relieve the global food crises.
This Canadian teen recently took home a $50,000 prize for her discoveries
with body-heat generated power. When she was 15, Ann invented the batter-free
flashlight which generated its own electricity. It did this by using the
heat from the palm of your hand. She adapted the flashlight to create
a headlamp that would work for emergency crews and camping.
She has also invented the
E-Drink; a coffee mug that powers your electronic devices. The mug utilizes the
heat from your daily cup of java to create energy that will charge your
devices through a USB port.
This 17-year-old won the 2015 Google Science Fair award for her ground-breaking
Ebola test. This incredible diagnostics test is able to detect the virus
in about 30 minutes even when the patient exhibits no symptoms.
This 15-year-old inventor from Chapel Hill, North Carolina already has
a string of inventions to her name. She invented a wheeled travois which
is a used to carry heavy loads. This triangular bamboo frame has a bed
of netting that is cheap and easy to construct. She invented the travois
to help Somali refugees who have to carry their belongings and children
for many miles to refugee camps and medical care centers.
She has also invented an emergency mask pod which is a football-shaped
canister that contains a mask and other protective gear. When people are
trapped inside a burning building, first responders can throw the canister
through a window to victims so that they can reduce smoke inhalation until
an emergency crew can reach them.
The hot seat is an incredible invention created to keep babies safe. This
device alerts parents and passers-by when a baby has been left in a car
seat. The device includes a pad in the baby’s car seat which senses
when the child is in the seat. This pad communicates with a fob on the
parent’s keychain. When the fob is too far away from the car seat,
it triggers an alarm on the fob, on the parent’s cell phones and
on the car itself so that the baby can be rescued by passers by if something
happens to the parents.