I was fortunate to be selected to share my idea at One World UF with Challenge 2050 on February 19, 2016. The YouTube video above is my submission video for One World. My idea is to create a device that orbits our planet similar to a satellite with an extending filter just below the ozone layer... Keep reading
I am a Marine Science and Microbiology double major, minoring in leadership and aquatic fisheries here at the University of Florida. In the future I plan to pursue a PhD in Marine Science, I plan to conduct research on marine organisms defense chemicals to utilize for medicinal cures. I would also like to conduct research on coral reef restoration, specifically restoring reefs from coral bleaching. I am twenty years old and from Daytona Beach, Florida. I love anything active, outdoors, and that involves adventure. I have a desire for traveling and emerging in different cultures. I am passionate not only for people but our planet and all of the variety of life that thrives upon it. I think it important for each person to take their part in saving this world, big or little we all make a difference. So if I contributed more today than I did yesterday then I am doing alright. I want to make a difference and inspire those that will too. One of my goals in life is to make a lasting impact not only on our current civilization but our world. This innovation combines chemistry, physics, and engineering to create a potential filter device that can help decrease green house gases to a normal healthy state. The goal of my invention would be to reduce the green house gas layer back to a normal healthy state that would promote optimal conditions for life on earth. Follow my journey on Instagram @shelbythomas21.