There were more than 20,000 scientists in New Orleans for the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) annual meeting earlier this week, thousands of whom gave talks. Despite stiff competition, I feel confident saying Alexia Bravo gave one of the best.
At 11 years old, she was the youngest person at the annual meeting, but she presented her poster about small-scale renewable energy like a seasoned pro. Then again, that makes sense as this is her second AGU, a conference that brings together Earth scientists from around the world to learn from each other and foster collaborations. If her passion for research and solving the world’s biggest problem is any indication, we should probably just turn over running the planet to the next generation right now.
Read the whole uplifting story at Earther.com
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