STAB Team Finalist in Lemelson-MIT Competition

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Science-minded problem-solvers at Saint Anne's-Belfield School in Charlottesville are winning national recognition. The nine-student “InvenTeam” is a finalist in the Lemelson-MIT competition, which encourages applicants to invent something that solves some problem faced by some of the world’s poorest people.

The extracurricular group at STAB started working in August to develop a filter that could provide drinkable water to survivors of disasters in some of the world's poorest places.

“We're still in the process of experimentation just to find out what works the best and what works not at all,” said 10th-grade student Lauren Dusseau.

“We're defining how many layers we might need, how dense it should be, and how much of the water is retained,” said 11th-grade student Porter Sherman.

The STAB InvenTeam will continue developing a prototype of the "Fast Family Filter" through the summer before submitting it into the MIT competition in September.

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