providing electricity to developing countries
At the age of 15, Hannah Herbst was inspired to innovate when she noticed that many people lived without having access to lights. This is surprisingly common: there are 1.3 billion people alive today without electricity. So she invented the Beacon (Bringing Electricity Access to Countries through Ocean Energy), which captures energy directly from ocean waves. She was named America’s Top Young Scientist in 2015.
Check out this video made by A.D. Henderson University School & FAU High School.