Three students from Washington DC, Bria Snell, India Skinner and Mikayla Sharrieff, collectively known as S3 Trio, have been named as the only East Coast finalists in the NASA “OPSPARC” Challenge for coming up with an innovative way of cleaning up lead-contaminated drinking water.
S3 Trio at Work
The all-female team identified that water from public school fountains often contained impurities, putting the health of students at risk.
“Our product will purify public school systems’ water by detecting impurities such as chlorine, copper, and bromine.” ~ S3 Trio
The dynamic 11th graders opted for a community project, working on the serious health issues posed by the presence of lead in drinking water, particularly in older buildings. To execute their vision, the team devised a two-stage filtration jar, which filters the water in a continuous cycle, absorbing impurities.
“In D.C. they’re currently renovating many public schools. As a result, we have a mission to be a part of the community activism and history in the making. Our water filtration system can help aid in that mission.” ~ S3 Trio
Congratulations to the Team!
Here at Tyent, we lead the world when it comes to water ionizer technology. Unsurprisingly, we get pretty excited about design and engineering innovation, especially when it means cleaner drinking water! We applaud the young inventors for their amazing achievement in reaching the finals of the OPSPARC Challenge and for addressing such a vital issue that affects millions of Americans every day – the right to drink clean, safe water.
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