Navajo Teen Turns Community Need Into Science Award

See this inspiring video from Indian Country Today about 16-year-old Raquel Redshirt , who solved a critical problem for her community on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and won the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. She used materials readily available in her community to build solar ovens, taking advantage of the ubiquitous New Mexico sunlight.

“My great grandparents barely used their stove because they couldn’t afford to buy propane,” Raquel says in the video.