On July 28 at 1pm ET, the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes presents a virtual Young Heroes Summit that brings together past winners ... Read more
An extraordinary eighth grader from Andover, Mass., has made it her mission ... Read more
...Anna invented a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that detects microplastics on the ocean floor. She has also created the Deep Plastics Initiative... Read more
Our planet in 2050: young people's aspirations for an aware and responsible society Read more
Anna Du is the keynote speaker at Czech Innovation Week 2019Read more
Anna Du has been named one of the top ten students in the US, by 3M’s America’s Young Scientist Challenge, as well as being selected students... Read more
...A 7th grader has taken a stab at creating such technology. Anna Du ... Read more
Anna Du was walking along Castle Island’s beach in South Boston when she noticed plastic scattered on the ... Read more
Anna Du built a robot to help remove the 150 million metric tons of plastic waste from our oceans. She joins CBN to discuss her ambitions. Read more
As one of 10 finalists of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, 12-year-old Anna Du will now get the chance to bring her invention to the seas.Read more
Saving the planet’s oceans from plastic pollution isn’t on the agenda of a typical 12-year-old. However... Read more
For 12-year-old Anna Du a love of the ocean and marine animals inspired her to build a device that hunts for microplastics... Read more
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Anna Du is a middle school student in Massachusetts. She is a nationally recognized advocate for microplastics awareness and pollution prevention. Her interest in saving the ocean from plastics pollution has lead to her becoming the top-rated female middle schooler in science fairs in the country, as she has placed first in her state science and engineering fair, became a national Broadcom MASTERS finalist twice, and was named a Top Ten Young Scientist in the US, by Discovery Education and 3M. Her works have been featured by WGBH, Huffington Post, FOX 25 News, Fast Company and Smithsonian Magazine. News about her achievements have been translated to numerous languages around the world. Her goal is to spread the word not only about the dangers of microplastics in our environment, but also about the ways to mitigate this problem. Anna is calling on young people everywhere to become STEM literate, to use their knowledge to help solve world problems that will face their generation as they get older, and to prevent further damage to the climate and the environment to help preserve Earth for generations to come.
The ocean fills up over 70% of Earth’s surface.
Plastics are synthetic polymers that can take hundreds of years to break down in the ocean.
Infrared spectroscopy is commonly used by recycling companies to clean up plastics.