On Monday, June 9th, Google had a new doodle on their homepage. That doodle was part of an annual competition. Google held their 7th annual “Doogle 4 Google” competition where they asked kids in K-12 tell Google what they’d like to invent to help make the world a better place. 11-year old Audrey Zhang of New York won. There were over 100,000 submissions from all 50 states. The description of Zhang’s artwork was:
Doodle 4 Google 2014 Winner: Audrey Zhang “To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier. It takes in dirty and polluted water from rivers, lakes, and even oceans, then massively transforms the water into clean, safe and sanitary water, when humans and animals drink this water, they will live a healthier life.”
Google wound up helping to animate her doodle as well, and inspired by her artwork, donating $20,000 in her name to charity: water toward providing clean water to schools in Bangladesh. Audrey also won a $30,000 college scholarship from Google, which also gave a $50,000 tech grant to her school, Island Trees Middle School in Levittown, New York. Congrats to Audrey and her school!