Gallery: Ingenious 14 Year-Old Invents Solar-Powered Water Purification...


When most of us were teenagers, we were more worried about an embarrassing outbreak of acne or who to ask to homecoming than the challenges of developing nations. After witnessing children in India drinking from a stagnant pool of water, 14 year-old Deepika Kurup from Nashua, New Hampshire was inspired to help “find a solution to the global water crisis.” After much research, she developed a solar-powered purification system in her backyard that eventually earned her a $25,000 award from the The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Entering while she was still in the 7th grade, she took first place in the competition. So, just how does this ingenious invention work?

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  1. aasia asif June 13, 2013 at 4:22 am

    HEY… Can i know exactly how to make it.The materials required and the execution process. I really need it for my holiday assignment and want to present it for exhibition. Please give tell whole idea. It will be your great pleasure.

  2. adammichaels January 8, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    There have been many advancements in the water purification industry that should help with the world’s water crisis, however, this seems much more cost efficient. It’s great to see younger people already making a change that our generation can’t do because of greed.

  3. kombizz December 22, 2012 at 3:27 am

    What a great useful invention.

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