(KTSF by Hellas Leung)
Ten teams of high school students did presentations today in Santa Clara University about how to make use of clean energy to solve problems in daily lives in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
The first-ever Clean Tech Competition, sponsored by Applied Materials, aims to inspire the next generation of clean technology leaders and innovators.
Projects competing for up to $6,000 each in cash prizes include tracking and communication systems for disaster victims, charging stations for electric wheelchairs and water filtration systems, to solar and heat cookers, air filtration masks for overexposure to volcanic ash, and food freshness systems.
One of the judges said he is impressed by the designs, and advised students to learn to think through this experience, not just by designing a useful device, but also include ways of reaching people in need.
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