Olivia Colombo Wins Kurt Geissler Prize for Achievement
Olivia Colombo received a $2,000 Prize for Achievement for her Green Highway Project from the Kurt Geissler Foundation.
Olivia was nominated by her teacher Gregory Morehouse at Sacred Heart High School. Olivia has been developing her idea to turn highway road surfaces into renewable energy sources. Her harvesting system incorporates thermocouples and spring electromagnets. She’s already accomplished the first phase of her idea and is now seeking to expand upon it by building a full-scale prototype. Olivia also applied for a patent.
The Kurt Giessler Foundation for Youth Achievement was formed exclusively for a charitable purpose, specifically to provide grants to individuals ages 12 through 20 to fund self-directed educational projects. Initiatives can be of various natures, including inventive, entrepreneurial, charitable, or explorative research but cannot be school related.