Archer’s annual STEM Symposium is an opportunity for Los Angeles high school students who have completed independent or small group projects in STEM to present their findings. Students are invited to present their research in the fields of molecular biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.
The Archer RISE Award honors exceptional young women for their innovative scientific research or engineering design projects that further existing knowledge or develop solutions to pressing scientific challenges. Finalists for the RISE Award are noted in throughout the online program and will be awarded at lunch on May 21.
The Archer School for Girls’ InvenTeam has invented a compact faucet attachment that monitors water usage and encourages eco-friendly, water-saving behaviors. Our device has an adjustable aerator to enable the most efficient water use and an integrated digital water meter which compares usage to the recommended amount. It also has a thread adapter to ensure that it fits on most household sinks.Our invention promotes two primary functions which promote conservation and awareness. Users will be able to input the number of people in their house and compare the amount of water they use to locally recommended amounts. The aerator will allow users to adjust water pressure and flow pattern for most efficient use. For example, the amount of water released on the hand-wash setting will be significantly less than that of the dishwashing setting. The invention will encourage efficient, conscientious water usage to help mitigate the effects of the California drought, one home at a time.