Paiton Baker, a ninth grade student at Mapleton Junior High School, won at the Central Utah Stem Fair at Brigham Young University.
Paiton’s STEM project is a computer created from recycled parts (e-waste). The computer was powered 100 percent by solar energy. She developed this project to help people in developing countries with limited money and limited access to electricity, gain access to technology.
Paiton received the award from the United States Agency for International Development for her “Scientific Excellence and Using Science Innovatively to Create a Potential Solution to International Development Challenges.”
Paiton was also awarded the 2022 Most Outstanding Exhibit in Materials Science from the ASM Materials Education Foundation. (Serve Daily submission.)