6. Urine Powered Generator
14-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin and 15-year-old Bello Eniola aren’t your average teenage girls. These young ladies have invented a urine powered generator. One liter of urine gives you 6 hours of electricity.
The girls unveiled their invention at Maker Faire Africa, a yearly event that “shows off innovations, inventions, and initiatives that solve immediate challenges and problems, and then works to support and propagate them.”
Hopefully these girls will get some support for their incredible project.
7. Playing Historical Dress-Up
When this 8-year-old girl gets ready every day she might have trouble choosing what to wear, but not for the reasons you think.
Stella Ehrhar wakes up every morning and dresses like a notable female historical figure. Her book 100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century gives her lots of great ideas. She has dressed up as a different woman every day for 365 days!
Some of Ehrhar’s costumes include Rosa Parks, Billie Holiday, Georgia O’Keeffe and Queen Elizabeth. Teachers at her school have said that her costumes have prompted many classroom discussions, copycatting and further creativity.
What an amazing way to honor history’s inspirational women!
8. Saving Lives
After 15 children drowned in 6 months in their home town, a group of high school girls decided they would do something about it.
The girls from the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona developed a t-shirt that automatically inflates into a life vest when soaking wet. The t-shirt is for children 2-4 years old to wear while playing near a swimming pool.
The girls are among 16 teams that have been selected by the 2013 InvenTeamsProgram to receive up to $10,000 to develop their invention.
What an incredible way to encourage an interest in science, technology, engineering and math!
9. Curing Breast Cancer
Brittany Wenger of Sarasota, Florida is the recipient of this year’s Google Science Fair. Her winning project was a computer program that helps detect breast cancer using less invasive methods
The 17-year-old ran 7.6 million trials and spent more than 600 hours coding the computer program which she has been working on since 7th grade.
“I want to be on the frontier of cancer research, finding the cures that are going to save lives and doing things with computer science that can be the technologies of the future,” says Brittany. “I also want to be a pediatric oncologist, so I hope to intertwine my passions for research, computer science and patient care in the future.”
10. Future Political Correspondent
As Americans sat on the edge of their seats on Election Night waiting for the results, Sophia McCrimmon, a middle school student from Virginia, rested easy.
Well, Sophia already knew the results. She predicted that President Obama would win the election weeks before the first Presidential debate and take every state he won in 2008 with the exception of North Carolina and Indiana.
She was 100% right! What a politically savvy young woman!
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