"Every hurt is a lesson, and every lesson makes you better."
You swore me safe conduct.
"I did, but my dragons made no promises. And you threatened their mother.”
Teen scientist harnesses sun power to help Navajo community
New Mexico teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens, fulfilling a Navajo community need and winning an award at the Intel ISEF competition.
Growing up on New Mexico’s Navajo Nation, Raquel Redshirt was well aware of the needs of her community. Many of her impoverished neighbors lacked basics such as electricity, as well as stoves and ovens to cook food.
Though resources in the high desert are limited, Raquel realized one was inexhaustible: the sun. “That’s where I got the idea of building a solar oven,” the teen says.
She researched solar ovens and found that most incorporate mirrors or other expensive materials. Raquel wanted to create a design that anyone could easily afford and replicate, using readily available materials.
GO NEW MEXICO! GO NAVAJO NATION! GO BRILLIANT TEENAGE GIRLS!
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Well yes. this.
I was thinking about it and realized that (with only a couple smaller exceptions) every time I’ve traveled since high school I’ve been assaulted/harassed/etc. I think I might’ve subconsciously associated traveling with danger, maybe that’s why I’ve been getting a little anxious about going to NYC with my gf.
No way I’m gonna let my anxiety keep me from traveling, but I can’t see myself doing it alone or how I used to anymore. My days of being fearless and adventurous are behind me I’m afraid : /
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