Nano-Cellulose Beads to End Stormwater Pollution
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Sara Makboul
Acworth, Georgia
2016 Finalist
PALMER MIDDLE SCHOOL
690 N BOOTH RD NW
KENNESAW, GA 30144-2106
8th grade | 15 years old
Meet Sara. Sara invented Nano Cellulose Beads to counteract stormwater pollution in an effort to improve the quality of water. Sara plans to create her invention by using the absorbent cellulose, which will be extracted from leaf remains. Combined with sodium polyacrylate and once dispersed on land, excess stormwater runoff can be absorbed to decrease the amount of pollution and improve water quality.
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
I felt that this was the best opportunity for me and one that would make me strive to innovate.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
Without question, the World Wide Web. This is my favorite invention of the last 100 years because the internet makes many things possible and gives us many opportunities. The Internet connects us with every thing, it allows many to stay in touch with friends and it even tells them about whats going on around the world. Because of the internet the Earth has become a global village. Furthermore what better than an invention that leads to more innovation, and that not only helps the inventor succeed but opens door for every consumer giving them the opportunity to in succession invent more in this beautiful cycle.
In 15 years I hope to be...
In 15 years I hope to be extraordinarily accomplished. I am not yet sure about what occupation I hope to serve in the future but as long as my dreams and high hopes are strived for, I will have reached success.

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Sara's favorite invention of the last 100 years in the internet.The internet makes many things possible and gives us many opportunities. The Internet connects us with every thing, it allows many to stay in touch with friends and it even tells them about whats going on around the world.
Sara Makboul