Young learners often ask how to make an impact on the world. As a part of a summer internship at MIT four high school students helped improve the global water shortage by making a portable filtration system that turns salt water into fresh water. The students developed the idea from discussing the tragic water crisis happening in Haiti and they thought they could invent something to help. They were very successful by the end of the program. The students received some assistance from several professionals. However the idea was all their own, which once again proves that youth are very capable of contributing to new technologies in big ways. Young students just need support and opportunities to prove their talents because their ideas are enormously valuable and can make a large impact on the world.
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