Girl Power…Genuises for Good!

Team Genius!

Team Genii – Providence Day School!


The all-girl team from Providence Day School includes, from left to right, Taylor Gerlach, Rose DelleFave, Blaire Barton, Abbie Cochell, Kelly Albert, Alexandra Embs, Grace Clements, Katherine Holway, Haley Ritchie, Victoria Xu, and team advisor Barbara Morrow.

A team of 9th grade girls is developing a system of interconnected desks that turns the nervous foot-tapping energy of school kids into electricity to power study lights, laptops and fans. The young students aim to bring the desks to school children in Africa.

“In order to get a good education, one of the basic foundations is electricity,” Rose DelleFave, the team leader at Providence Day School in Charlotte, N.C., told NBC News. “So we decided it would be good to start there and give them that basic tool.”

She and her teammates earlier this month were awarded up to $10,000 in grant funding from the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Program to help develop the desks. Providence Day School has identified schools in South Africa and Tanzania as recipients of its team’s invention.
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Oh yeah…this and ‘they’ are SO KOOL!!

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