Solar Powered Water Jug to Purify Drinking Water

Posted on November 22, 2012  Comments (4)

Deepika Kurup, a 14-year-old New York student, won the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her invention of a solar-powered water jug that changes dirty water into purified drinking water. She won the top prize of $25,000.

During “the 5 minutes of my presentation 15 children have died from lack of clean drinking water.”

I am thankful we have kids like this to create solutions for us that will make the world a better place. We rely on hundreds of thousands of such people to use science and engineering methods to benefit society.

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4 Responses to “Solar Powered Water Jug to Purify Drinking Water”

  1. Jack
    November 25th, 2012 @ 5:48 am

    Congratulations Deepika…. great work done.

  2. Raj Shah
    February 10th, 2013 @ 5:43 am

    Amazing girl… so proud of u deepika….

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  4. Anil MN
    July 5th, 2013 @ 4:23 am

    What an amazing invention.

    Solar-powered water jug can be really useful, a good step towards saving conventional source of energy and purifying water.

    Well done Deepika!

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