WANBRC - Calculations that Save Lives
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Ana Humphrey
Alexandria, Virginia
2014 Finalist
George Washington 2 Middle School
1005 MOUNT VERNON AVE
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22301-1707
7th grade | 15 years old
Meet Ana. Ana thinks her invention, WANBRC, has the possibility to change thousands of lives. She hopes the resources of the Young Scientist Challenge will help improve WANBRC so she can help better the lives of others.

Ana's favorite invention of the last 100 years is the 3D printer because it can create anything from toys to clothing to tools for robots. 'If used effectively, it could cut manufacturing time and costs, and give the consumer incredible options for customization.'
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
I thought that WANBRC had the possibility to change thousands of lives. By entering it in the Young Scientist Challenge, I could help it into use, as well as gain the resources to improve upon it.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
My favorite invention in the last 100 years is the 3D printer. It can create anything from toys to clothing to tools for robots on Mars. If used effectively, it could cut manufacturing time and costs, and give the consumer incredible options for customization. Or, imagine a world where a dish falls and breaks and you can just go to your computer and print another one in time for dinner. The best part is that we are not even close to reaching the full potential of 3D printing. There are so many possibilities for improving our lives and the lives of others, and it's our job to unlock them.
In 15 years I hope to be...
In 15 years, I hope to be playing soccer professionally, while at the same time inventing/ designing objects (anything from houses to wind turbines) that improve the quality of life and the environment.
I hope to be a professional soccer player, while at the same time inventing and designing objects that improve the quality of life and the environment.
Ana Humphrey