My name is Hannah Topliff. I am a Green Engineering Scholar. I am from Hudson, Ohio, in the Northeast a little south of Cleveland. I attended Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls. During my time at Walsh, I took my classes very seriously, and participated in mostly AP and Honors classes. AP Calculus AB, Honors Chemistry, and Honors Physics were some of my favorite classes. I hope my prior knowledge in science and math will help me excel to receive my degree in Engineering. At the moment, I am interested in Industrial Systems Engineering with a minor in Business. I am not sure exactly what type of job after college I would like, but I want something that involves the business aspect. Outside of the classroom, I participated in Track and Field, Cross-Country, and various other student activities around school. Outside of Walsh Jesuit, I was an associate at American Eagle Outfitters, volunteered at a local hunger center, and was a babysitter.
Minimize water usage in Southern California
My team and I decided to have our project be about the water shortage in Southern California and how water usage can be minimized in order to conserve water. We researched the issues within Southern California about their water shortage and drought, and we researched the way engineers and people in California can conserve the amount of water they use. I learned how Southern California already used a majority of California’s water, and now with the drought, there is even less water around the region. Also, much of the water is outsourced to other countries through crops and electricity, so California, and their declining water quality, who needs water, is giving their water to other countries. Through this project, I learned how methods such as desalination, reuse of graywater, and agricultural/residential conservation are just some of the ways California can conserve their water.
This project allowed me to better understand the issues going on in California and the ways they can conserve their usage. Some of the conservation methods used in California could be used all around the world to conserve water intake everywhere. There is already a limited amount of water, so knowing how to make more clean water would be beneficial for the world and the future.
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