NH Student Wins Award
Deepika Kurup is a 2013-2014 National Winner selected by the Environmental Protection Agency from region 1, in New Hampshire.
Deepika developed a green and sustainable method to purify water. She increased public and youth awareness of what an indispensable natural resource clean and safe water is to all.
After much research, Deepika created a novel lightweight photocatalytic composite that harnesses solar energy for water purification. Deepika has filed a patent application for her invention and plans to deploy her invention in places around the world that are affected by water pollution.
Deepika has won several regional, state, and national competitions for her invention. She also has been recognized by national and international media.
* STEM is an acronym referring to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.