A 9-Year-Old Girl From Mexico Has Won A Prestigious Science Award

Meet Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz. She is becoming Mexico’s most talked-about young scientist and inventor...and trust me...you need to know her name!

This young girl, at just 9-years-old, received an award for building a solar-powered water heater from recyclable materials. Little Xóchitl's invention is promising, It will bring people in poor rural areas of Mexico improved access to hot water.

Xóchitl received the award from Mexico's largest university - Nuclear Sciences Institute at Mexico’s National Autonomous University, and it is the first award in its kind. In a segment with Mexico's Imagen news channel, Xóchitl said “People won’t have to chop down trees to heat their water anymore.

Xóchitl's invention caught the eye of UNAM, and its Adopt a Talent Program (PAUTA). The university recognizes that her invention brings great potential economic and environmental benefits.

I mean...let's also talk about GIRL POWER! The young smart girl has been entering science competitions since she was four. A true inspiration!

See Imagen Noticias' feature on Xóchitl below:

 

Congratulations , Xóchitl! Way to be an example for young girls and boys around the world and for doing something great for the world!

PHOTOS: Courtesy of UNAM Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares

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