US teen inventor inspired UCCI audience

| 27/06/2012

nate-6.jpg(CNS): A seventeen year old high school student from Denver, Colorado who has been inventing stuff since he was a kid, was promoting the mysteries of the ocean this week at a special presentation at UCCI. Officials from the university said marine biology advocate Nate Newman gave an inspiring presentation to an audience whose ages ranged from six to 60+ on Monday. Involved with Wild Goose Imaging, a designer and manufacturer of the first-ever self-cleaning submersible web camera housing used for underwater data collection, surveillance and seabed imagery, he also spoke about non-profit organisation Teens4Oceans, which seeks to encourage young people to take an interest in marine biology.

“Nate spoke passionately regarding his interest in technology, and enumerated a number of his past inventions which included a popsicle holder and innovative tent designs,” a UCCI spokesperson said.

He said his role model was inventor Elon Musk, co-founder of SpaceX, Tesla Motors and Paypal and looked back on his childhood experiences, sharing how his parents, who are both teachers, encouraged his enthusiasm and creativity.

UCCI President Roy Bodden, said “I know that this young man will go on to pursue great things. I see in Nate the next Steve Jobs.”

Nate’s organisation Teens4Oceans is embarking on a project to deploy a communications buoy system and accompanying suite of data and video equipment to perform research on coral reefs off East End. He encouraged students to establish a local chapter of Teen4Oceans and join the growing network of young men and women who are share marine adventures all over the world.

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