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Date: July 1, 2012

Jaehyeong Lee and Tejas Sundaresan, 11th-graders from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, were first place national winners in ExploraVision, one of the country's largest K-12 science and technology competitions. For the competition, participants work in teams to design innovative technologies that could exist in 20 years.

Lee and Sundaresan's idea, titled, "Amphipathic Films for Water Collection," touts a cost-effective technology that would extract water vapor from the air and condense it to form clean drinking water.

Students on the four first-place national winning teams will each receive a $5,000 U.S. savings bond and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress, present their ideas and celebrate their successes.


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