Inspiring a Better Future for the Environment
Discover how forward-thinking, innovative individuals, companies, and governments use technology to help create a more sustainable world
‘Algae Girl’ crusade continues
Sara Volz, Algae Girl and first place winner of the Intel Science Talent Search1 2013 (Intel STS), continues her crusade for algae biofuels and STEM education while majoring in biology and chemistry at MIT.
‘Algae Girl’ on quest to save the planet
Seventeen-year-old Sara Volz develops an artificial selection method to establish populations of algae cells with high oil content as economically feasible biofuel sources, winning the Intel STS.
Clearing the air on one or two wheels
Inspired by a trip to Beijing, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair1 (Intel ISEF) finalist and entrepreneur Ben Gulak created a convertible electric unicycle, an eco-friendly solution to clear the city’s air by reducing emissions and congestion on city streets.
Families breathe easier with biomass stove
Biomass stoves developed by India-based Greenway Grameen Infra enable clean, efficient combustion to reduce families’ smoke inhalation and exposure to noxious emissions while minimizing the harmful effect of pollutants on the environment.
A sweet answer to battery power
Mohammad Dzarul Dol Malek ferments brown sugar and invasive plants from a Malaysian sugarcane farm to produce electricity, creating inspiration for organic batteries to replace current versions polluting the waste stream.
Restoring coral, fish, and local pride
Students JP Biyo, Hazel Hernandez, and Paul Flores create artificial coral reefs using bamboo, providing an inexpensive way to boost marine life in Banate Bay, Philippines and winning an award at the 2012 Intel ISEF.
A thorny solution to deforestation
Argentinean high school students use Intel International Science and Engineering Fair project to save local “Crown of Thorns” trees from deforestation by finding new uses for the trees and petitioning the local government to create a reserve.
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