Eco-friendly Clay to Save Coral
Anishaa Sivakumar
Murrysville, Pennsylvania
2012 Finalist
MURRYSVILLE, PA 15668-2099
8th grade | 13 years old
Anishaa is a member of Science Club, Math Club, and Science Olympiad. She also enjoys singing, dancing, Taekwondo, and tennis.
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
While scuba diving in the Bahamas last summer, I was able to see the devastating effects of "coral bleaching" first-hand. It inspired me to do something to save the coral reefs. In my research, I found an effective non-toxic way to protect our world's coral, and I entered the Young Scientist Challenge so I could share my innovation with the world.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
I am constantly amazed at how science allows us to be "detectives" and figure out how every little thing we do or don't do changes our environment.
In 15 years I hope to be...
I would like to follow in my mother's footsteps and become a doctor. I am inspired by her love for her patients and her practice of the "Science and Art of Medicine"!