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For a Young Female Scientist, Climate Action Started In Her Garage
The new short film, GENERATION IMPACT: THE SCIENTIST, is the next film in the Generation Impact series, which follows brilliant Gen Z inventors who use technology to make the world a better place. Just in time for Earth Day, the video series from Garage by HP puts young people at the forefront of creating a more equitable world through their inspiring inventions.
In THE SCIENTIST, we follow Emily Tianshi, a young woman striving to raise awareness of and create solutions for the global water crisis. At age 13, Tianshi transformed her garage into a lab to research San Diego’s iconic Torrey Pine and uncovered how the tree’s unique needle structure enabled its survival through years of severe drought in California. Using a $20 microscope, Lego, and various household items, she developed a prototype to harvest atmospheric moisture, research that has the potential to help produce water in areas of severe drought.
Tianshi, now a college freshman, has applied for a patent on the device she created and is also the founder of Clearwater Innovation, an advocacy program that encourages student innovation to solve environmental problems.
GENERATION IMPACT: THE SCIENTIST is directed by award-winning filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal. It is produced by Culture House, a Black, Brown and women-owned full-service production company and cultural consultancy.
“Emily Tianshi is one of the next generation of scientists seeking creative and imaginative solutions to combat our current climate crisis,” said director Wang-Breal. “It was truly inspiring to watch Emily and document her groundbreaking discoveries in the Torrey Pine State Park. Her work will not just help drought-ridden geographical regions and populations, but it will also encourage other young boys and girls to start their own garage labs so they can create real change in their communities.”