As a senior in high school, I spent my free time smoking cigarettes in parking lots and driving around cul-de-sac circles inhaling laughing grass while listening to Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phish. After I got accepted to college, staying awake in AP History was my biggest challenge.
But of course, there are plenty of kids who don’t take the slacker’s approach to senior year. There are also kids, like Eesha Khare, who seriously exceed second semester expectations by creating something incredible that could change the way we use
our third arm cellphones. 18-year-old Eesha, a California native, recently appeared on Conan to explain her groundbreaking invention: A peace-sign shaped device that can charge a phone in under 30 seconds. Also, she’s super sassy and has really pretty, really flippable hair. Now bend and snap.
Her creation won her runner-up honors at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair — an honor that included a $50,000 prize, which Khare plans on putting towards her college education at Harvard. If Google doesn’t get to her first, that is (they’re already pursuing her).
Just one more reason to f*cking love science (and super-smart teens)!