Anna Du only attends the 7th grade at Massachusetts Primary School and can already enjoy great success. He has managed to build a robot that can recognize the microplasms in the sea. They are a problem not only for marine animals but for the whole ecosystem. Scientists put a warning finger and say that by 2050, more fish than fish will swim in the seas, which is really worrying.
This is one of the reasons why Anna decided not to consider all of this. He noted that it is extremely difficult to specifically remove the micro-plastics deposited on the ocean floor. So, he created a robot that suits this activity. The robot resembles a small vehicle made up of PVC pipes and fishing barrels that move to the sea and is able to recognize microplasms using infrared radiation.
How is it possible for a 12-year-old girl to do this? She received all the knowledge she needed in her local library and watched YouTube video hours. But she was interested in science from early childhood and her parents had been involved in various events when Anna was just five years old.
Many experts have been surrendered to the girl, including Casey Machao of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. For the Smithsonian, he said that although the device looks simple, Anna deserves praise. He created a functional prototype to help solve the grave problem of humanity.
The 7th grade of Anna Doua has developed one #ROV which moves through the water and detects #microplastics in seawater
Inspired by the brilliant young people who make a positive change for our ocean! ?@NoStrawNovember @ H2OOunstoppable @SOAlliance @natepodcasts https://t.co/K572noi6N1 pic.twitter.com/Pl51YCAjuj
– UCSB Benioff Oceans (@UCSBenioffOcean) October 27, 2018
Casey Machao is dedicated to collecting and evaluating data from polar sites and is delighted that one of the robots involved in her work inspired Anna to create her own original. Her robot participated in the Broadcom Masters competition and Anna gave her the idea to the top 30 contestants.
The competition was attended by many experts and the ideas were evaluated by the best engineers and scientists in the field. Although Anna did not win the first prize, she does not have the head and hopes to become an engineer once in a while to help build things that will make the world a little better.