2016 saw the largest competition ever! Almost 1,000 students from 19 different countries enter for a chance at the Final round and while 11 teams were chosen, all gave their effort in the challenge: Making An Impact.
We gathered in Miami and boarded the Adonia, Fathom’s cruise ship, for our trip to the Dominican Republic. On board we had the competition and the judges were so very impressed with all the ideas presented to them.
We’d like to take a moment to congratulate our top three ideas/teams!
1st place was won by Miss Audrey Cheng with her winning idea: Enhancing the Efficiency of Self-Assembled Organic Solar Cells with the Addition of a Second Electron Donor and Graphene. She is seen here with one of CSTL’s directors, Dr. Ray Ann Havasy.
2nd place was awarded to Mr. Jubin Gorji and his idea: A Portable Low-Cost Device Employing Recycled Synchronous Electric Motors to Generate Renewable Electricity. He is seen here receiving his award from the captain of the Adonia, Ms. Sarah Breton, one of two female cruise ship captains in the world!
3rd place was awarded to Misses Aadya Bhaskaran and Divya Gandla with their idea: Analyzing the Efficacy of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Using Various Natural Dyes. They’re seen here with Captain Breton during the award ceremony.
The amount of dedication, work and effort required by all of the contestants was incredible and all of the ideas presented to our judges were equally impressive. Everyone left with prize money to put into their research and their ideas so they can truly…
Make An Impact.
Congratulations to all of our contestants!
And thank you to all who participated!