Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Tech Museum of Innovation Announces Winning Teams for 20th Annual Tech Challenge

[14 November 2007 - The Tech Museum of Innovation - San Jose, California - Press Release] 21st Annual Tech Challenge Addresses Real Worldwide Need for Safe, Clean Drinking Water ... The Tech Museum of Innovation, one of the nation's premier science and technology museums, today announced the 21st annual Tech Challenge for Northern California youth. The program challenges young people in grades 5-12 to create a solution to a real-world problem, and this year's Challenge addresses the worldwide need for safe, clean drinking water, and better access to this necessary resource. Participants must design a simple device to move water from a stream up to a village on a hill without the benefit of electricity. "Our goal at The Tech is to both inspire the innovator in everyone and at the same time raise awareness and find solutions for some of the greatest challenges facing communities around the world," said Peter Friess, president of The Tech. "For as long as mankind has existed, moving water from a lower level to a higher level has been one of our most critical challenges. This is validated each year by our Tech Museum Awards program, which is all about the use of technology to benefit humanity; year after year, moving water or providing clean water is the focus of multiple projects. We want to help sensitize our youth to these global issues and give them the confidence at an early age that they have the ability to shape the future." More

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