Innovative Minds: Mehaa Amirthalingam

Sartartia Middle School | 8th grade | 13 years old

A Novel Toilet Flushing System using Grey Water and Fresh Water

About the Idea

Mehaa developed a toilet flushing system that uses both fresh and recycled water to reduce water consumption in the home.

Why did you enter the 3M Young Scientist Challenge?

It is a great way to spend the summer working with great scientists of the world at 3M.

What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?

Definitely smartphone. It has changed the way we do anything and everything today. Although internet contributed to it a lot, I would definitely put smartphone invention above internet.

In 15 years I hope to be...

A patent holding engineer.

"Innovation should not degrade humanity for the sake of personal growth."

Meet the Mentor

Dr. Jen Hanson

Product Development Specialist

In the Consumer Healthcare division, Jen creates new products that help people heal and get back to living their lives.

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