Your 2020 results are here! Congratulations to all of our Finalist Teams from this years event! This year was the year of COVID-19 and we therefore held our first ever virtual Finals! 20 Teams from 5 different nations joined us as we challenged them to find a solution to our theme of Reducing Individual Impacts. Once again Teams competed in two categories, listed below. Despite its many challenges this years event was a resounding success!
Teams in this category focused on finding solutions for regions that are rich in resources. Their focus was to research a path that makes a more sustainable use of these resources so that their use can be prolonged and their negative impacts reduced on our planet. Video summaries from each Finalist Team (including those not listed below) are available on Youtube!
1st Place – Jasmine Li of Team solarjasmine from Fairview High School in Colorado. Jasmine’s project focused on making perovskite solar cells more energy efficient and her video summary can be found here.
2nd Place – Sanjna Kedia and Emily Ma of Team sustainable_saviors from Manhasset Secondary School in New York. Their project related to using a microbial fuel cell to remediate wastewater, and their project summary can be found here.
3rd Place – Diya Desai of Team Be The Change from Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Louisiana Her project focused on filtering water through graphene oxide coated sand to remove heavy meal contaminants and her summary is available here.
Teams in this category looked for solutions that would help communities that are resource poor. Their research and prototypes were designed to be solutions that will allow these regions to make the most efficient use of the resources that they have, helping them to increase their quality of life. Video summaries from Finalist Team (including those not listed below) are available on Youtube!
1st Place – Joshua Parker of Team Hawaiian Hydropower from Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus in Hawaii. His project related to harnessing tidal currents that pass through Hawaiian fishponds to generate electricity, with a summary available here.
2nd Place – Emily Anghad and Nafisa Azizi of Team Project MIST from Brooklyn Technical High School in New York. Their project relates to a faucet-attachable microplastic water filter to remove microplastics from drinking water and a summary is viewable here.
3rd Place – Ava Balacek and Giovanna Mayo of Team AvaandGiovanna from Manhasset Secondary School in New York. The title of their project is “The Removal of Methylene Blue from Wastewater Utilizing Iron Oxide Nanoparticles and Coated Sand” with a viewable summary here.
Congratulations to all of our Finalists and everyone who entered this years Competition. See you next year!