In this section, we highlight teen inventors. These inventors are profiled in the "News" section of this website except they are mixed in with many of the other types of entrepreneurs.
Teen Entrepreneur's Water Bottle Also Purifies Water
The 16-year-old Hopewell Valley Central High School student still has a head filled with ideas, and his latest invention — a water bottle that purifies the water it holds without any outside power source — just made him one of five national winners in the “Guardians of the Galaxy — Guardians of Good” contest for teens with an idea of how to help society.
At age 12, Brooke Martin of Spokane, Washington came up with a new way to stay in touch with her golden retriever. Now-14-year-old Brooke, armed with her resulting invention, iCPooch, just competed against some of the most renowned entrepreneurs in today's tech world -- and won. The app automatically connects your two devices, so your pet doesn't have to "pick up the phone." iCPooch also lets you automatically deliver a treat to your furry buddy through a device similar to a Pez dispenser.
Colorado has a history with gun violence so it’s only appropriate that 17-year-old Kai Kloepfer, a high school student from Boulder, would want to apply biometric user authentication to firearms. Kloepfer just won the $50,000 Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge for his smart gun prototype.
Sterilization of Baby Feeding Bottles
18 year-old Myla Swallow of Australia has designed a system that can sterilize stainless steel baby bottles using a billy can and a simple pump-filter to produce steam. She has founded the Clean Water Initiative to raise awareness and address the issue of unsanitary water and utensils used to feed babies.
Speed Charging of Cell Phones
Teen, Eesha Khare, developed a supercapacitor prototype that charges faster and lasts for more charging cycles. Khare, a graduate of Lynbrook High School in California was the runner up at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair where 1,600 other finalists from more than 70 countries participated.
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Electric Car Built By Girl In High School
Shown here with President Barack Obama, Deidre Carrillo led a project to build an electric car which won first place in a national competition. With her teammates, Carrillo built their $5,000 race car from scratch, and she raced the car to victory at this year’s Electrathon -- a national competition for student-built electric cars. > Read Full Article
Flashlight Powered by Body Heat
Anne Makosinski created a flashlight that could run off of the warmth of one’s hands. She called it “Hollow Flashlight” and won a Google Science Fair award for the creation. > Play Video To The Left
Nicole Ticea, a Grade 10 student from Vancouver Canada who has developed an early-stage HIV test is headed to Ottawa to compete against other young scientists in an international competition. Using an isothermic nucleic acid amplification system, she developed a point-of-care HIV test with help from her Simon Frasier University mentors. > Read Full Article