California teen Eesha Khare was awarded a $50,000 prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for creating a breakthrough technological device that may revolutionize our experience with mobile devices.
The California native studied nanochemistry in order to scale down the size of her remarkable invention, and she notes that "it's also flexible, so it can be used in roll-up displays and clothing and fabric ... it has a lot of different advantages over batteries in that sense."
Khare intends to use her prize money to pay for college and work on further scientific advancements. She was the runner-up to a 19-year-old Romanian student, who created a low-cost artificial intelligence that can drive vehicles and tied a with Louisiana 17-year-old Henry Wanjune, who figured out new ways to measure dark matter and energy in space.
Khare is Harvard-bound for college, and the minority female student says that she wants to "set the world on fire" and we can only hope that she's given every tool and opportunity to do just that.
You can learn more about the more technical specifics of Khare's invention here.