Utilizing a Strain of Rhizobia Bacteria to Increase Germination Rates of Crops
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Karina Andersen
Rocklin, California
2017
GRANITE OAKS MIDDLE SCHOOL
2600 WYCKFORD BLVD
ROCKLIN, CA 95765-5289
8th grade | 14 years old
Meet Karina. Karina hopes to enhance the growth and germination rates of cereal crops in agriculture-dependent developing countries using nitrogen-fixing properties of rhizobia bacteria.
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
I entered the Young Scientist Challenge to eventual decrease hunger rates by introducing my innovation to areas that are in need of increasing their cereal crop production.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
My favorite invention would have to be the beginning developments of artificial intelligence, because it has the capability to change every aspect of the lives of our future generations. It creates the ability to engineer a better, more efficient, reliable, and more intelligent program that, with time and development, will become a revolutionary technology that will shape the future.
In 15 years I hope to be...
A theoretical physicist, an environmental engineer, the owner of a successful business that helps decrease carbon emissions to prevent global warming, and happy.
I wish to use my solution to make the world a better place by decreasing hunger rates in developing countries.
Karina Andersen