RICHLAND, Wash. --A Hanford High student might just be the next Einstein.
Sophomore Naveena Bontha earned the overall Gold Medal Grand Prize at the recent state science and engineering fair. She developed a new way to capture carbon dioxide from flue gasses.
She hopes this method will put an end to rising sea levels and global temperatures that may be destroying our environment. She says she got her inspiration from watching the news.
"There are just so many things that are out of our control, you know there are shootings there are weird events happening in the world and there's nothing I can control. But one day when I was watching it they started talking about the protests and like the marches for carbon dioxide capture taxes and stuff and I realized that this is something that affects us all," said Naveena.
Naveena will compete internationally for a chance to win up to five million in prizes.
The Richland teen heads to the first one in Texas in a few weeks.