Save the World through Science and Engineering: Peoples Choice top 20 Kavli Foundation Science Video Contest

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Students from across the world were asked: How can science and engineering save the world?

Friends School Haverford

They submitted their answers in the USA Science & Engineering Festival’s2nd Kavli Foundation Science Video Contest.”

The contest is sponsored by the Kavli Foundation and is open to students in grades 6-12 worldwide.

Top video entries in the contest will receive cash awards and prizes. The best videos will be shown at the Festival’s Expo April 28-29, 2012, where hundreds of thousands of science fans are expected to gather at D.C.’s Convention Center. The first-place winner will also receive a travel stipend to attend the Expo.

See the top 20 entries below. To vote for People's Choice, click on the YouTube button in the player, to watch on YouTube, and click "like" for your favorite. People's Choice Vote runs until April 13.

This video was created by the Friends School Haverford, Haverford, Pa. 6th grade class for the USA Science & Engineering Festival 2012 video contest. Check out the companion website  to learn more about how they made it!


Entry from contestant Sowmya Mullapudi, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Calif.


Ever wondered about composting? Watch the video to see how Composting can help the environment and save the world! Contestant Nikhil Srinivasan, RJ Grey Junior High School, Acton, Ma.


This video was submitted to the 2012 Kavli Video Contest by a team of students from Dulaney High School of Timonium, Md.


This video details the attractive qualities of using photovoltaic canopies, focusing specifically on the solar panels that have recently been sprouting all around the City of Santa Clarita, especially at the public junior high and high schools. This was submitted by Saugus High School in Santa Clara, Calif.


Submitted by Kyle Davis, Oak Leaf High School, Orange Park, Florida.


This video was submitted to the 2012 Kavli "Save the World Through Science & Engineering" Video Contest by a student from Dulaney High School's GT Biotechnology class, Cockeysville, Md.


This video is on how Nuclear Fusion can save the world. Submitted by Sreya Vangara, Roberto Clemente Middle School, Germantown, Md.


Submitted by Bridget O'Toole and McKenzie Clark of Hereford High School, Sparks, Md.



Submitted by contestant Jenna Mason, Quakertown Senior High School, Quakertown, Pa.



How to save the world by using solar power to create hydrogen. Submitted by Tarbut V' Torah, Irvine, Calif.


Submitted by Gabe Ball, Beechwood School, Fullerton, Calif.


This is a video entry for the 2012 Kavli Video Contest created by Michael Meglin and Zach Dean from New Hanover High School, Wilmington, N.C. It is about using helium-3 in nuclear fusion. There are large concentrations of helium-3 on the moon.


Engineering and technology are the future. It is imperative that we use preexisting tools to preserve our homes and our environment. By combining the concepts of eco-cities, wind turbines, and vertical farming, we have proposed a solution to help save the world. Submitted by New Technology High School, Ocean, New Jersey.


Submitted by Rachit Agrawal, Roberto Clemente Middle School, Clarksburg, Md.


Submitted by Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, Md.


Alice Lin, Michael Duong, Celine Veys, and Peter Yang, all 8th graders from Oxford Academy of Cypress, California making a video explaining how nanobots can save many people as a way to fight against cancer.


Submitted by Megan Rosenberger, Saint Joseph High School, Natrona heights, Pa.



Submitted by Philippine Science High School WVC, Iloilo, Philippines.

Submitted by Pathways to Technology Magnet School, Windsor, Ct. 

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