Congratulations to Bhavya Navaneetha Krishnan, Isabel Loomis and Mahima Iyer, who will be eighth graders at Skyview Middle School this fall. These students were named semifinalists in the ProjectCSGIRLS competition, which requires students to build something using computer science and technology that can help solve an imminent social problem under one of four themes - global health, a safer world, intelligent technology, and bridging inequalities.
These Skyview students invented the Nature Degrader, which will significantly cut the time required for stone paper to break down. Stone paper is an alternative to paper that is created from stones instead of trees. The students' invention will improve upon the research already being done in the stone paper industry because it will provide an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to degrade the paper.
Semifinalists were selected by total points on the following criteria: originality, demonstration of technical knowledge, creativity, impact and clarity. While the students did not advance, they were strong competitors. This was Skyview’s first year competing.
Learn more about the competition by visiting ProjectCSGIRLS webpage.