“To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier. It takes in dirty and polluted water from rivers, lakes, and even oceans, then massively transforms the water into clean, safe and sanitary water, when humans and animals drink this water, they will live a healthier life.” – Audrey Zhang
Thanks to Google’s 7th annual Doodle 4 Google Competition, Audrey Zhang, an 11-year-old girl from New York now has money to fund her college.
Google asked children from grades K-12, to draw an invention that would make the world a better place. Google received over 100,000 submissions and chose 250 state finalists, 50 state winners, and 5 national age group winners.
Google offered Audrey the chance to spend a day with some animators to turn her doodle into a moving animation. The moving image shows can be seen on Google’s Home Page today. As the animator and director for her project, she took the reigns on describing how she wanted the water to look and added a little imagination by adding ideas. Her inspiration comes from a novel she is currently writing.
After she completed the project, Audrey flew back to New York with the $30,000 college scholarship and $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for her school. Google was so inspired by her doodle, they decided to donate $20,000 in her name to a water charity in Bangladesh dedicated to providing clean water for their schools.
Doodle 4 Google is an amazing event that takes place annually. Many students compete year after year showing true perseverance and determination. This year, Audrey’s perseverance granted her a new experience, scholarships, and inspiration to pursue her future goals.
Congratulations to every Doodle 4 Google Winner!