Palo Alto Students Win National Award from Discovery Education and the Siemens Foundation

The Siemens Foundation with Discovery Education announced the winners of their sixth annual, We Can Change the World Challenge.

The team of high school students from Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto were named  national finalists in the 2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.  Team “From Food to Fuel” was named a finalist for their project on extracting oil from food to produce biodiesel.

The 2014 challenge was open to all schools across the country from grades K-12. An esteemed panel of environmental advocates, STEM professionals, science teachers and professors selected this year’s winners based on each project’s viable solution to a real world environmental challenge. Projects were also evaluated on their ability to engage the support of the local community and ability to be replicated globally. 

Team “From Food to Fuel” conducted experiments to explore the efficiency of extracting liquids from food using a centrifuge to produce biodiesel.

Each member of team will receive a finalist certificate and a Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge green prize pack. Henry M. Gunn High School will also receive a congratulatory Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge banner.


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