SBS junior Anne-Sarah Nichitiu was recently selected as one of fifteen semifinalists, and received an honorable mention, in MIT's THINK Scholars Program.
This scholarly competition encourages students from all backgrounds to submit well-thought-out project proposals that seek to make the world a better place through science, research, and innovation. The contest itself has a sharp focus on making science and technology affordable, and one of the key submission constraints is a thousand dollar budget. This year, MIT THINK received nearly 400 applications from students across the country.
Anne-Sarah's proposal centered around a glove prosthesis and power oar handle for aquatic sports. The project uses physics, 3D studies, materials science, and biology to model human hand dynamics, allowing adults with severe cases of palm and/or digit reductions to live a healthy and active lifestyle. As for her inspiration, Anne-Sarah said she couldn't have conceived of, or completed, the project proposal without the guidance, encouragement, and resources afforded to her by teachers Mrs. MacDonald, Mr. Altug, and Mr. Winston. Congratulations Anne-Sarah, we are so proud of you!