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Aaron Goldin, San Dieguito High School Academy, Encinita, CA

National Winner $100,000 Scholarship

Western Region Silver Medal Winner

“Autonomous Gryscopic Ocean-Wave Powered Generator: Invention of a New Energy Conversion Technology”

Aaron Goldin invented an autonomous device ¾ the “Gyro-Gen” ¾ that directly converts ocean wave energy into electricity using the principle of gyroscopic precession. The Gyro-Gen offers a practical alternative to renewable energy generation technology. Mr. Goldin strongly feels that there is a need to repair the damage that has been done to the planet’s biosphere caused by the burning of fossil fuels. He sought to invent an environmentally friendly alternative to generate energy that is non-polluting, renewable, practical and efficient. Mr. Goldin’s invention can be a power source for remote oceanographic research instrumentation and communication, deep-sea exploration and surveillance. It also has practical applications in autonomous gyroscopic wave-powered generators supplying energy to deep-sea hydrogen fuel conversion farms.

 

Mr. Goldin, a senior, has won a number of awards, including the first Award (Grand Award) for Engineering at 2004 Intel ISEF, three Organizational Awards, a Governmental Award for the US Coast Guard and first place for Electronics and Electricity at the 2004 California State Science Fair. Mr. Goldin, 17, is also an accomplished musician. He has played with the North County Symphony Orchestra, North County Youth Symphony Orchestra and “Band in Black,” a local Jazz Band. He enjoys composing music, piano improvisation and reading novels. At school, he is a member of the school literary magazine, National Honor Society and Interact (volunteer) Club. He plans to study physics and engineering in college and hopes to become a university professor.

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