Saturday, April 29th, Edlin School had students who attended the Northern Virginia Elementary and Middle School Science and Engineering Fair. Varsha Ayala and Eesha Viswanathan presented their project titled:
“Bitcoin’s Carbon Footprint: Utilizing AI to Analyze Future Energy Consumption and Environmental Impact”
This project uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to predict the daily number of Bitcoin transactions and calculate the environmental impact in terms of CO2 released into the atmosphere. Climate change is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 as identified by the United Nations.
They competed in Division 3 (for grades 6-8) and our team got an honorable mention. This is quite an achievement for their first coding project in a highly competitive field. In addition, they got nominated for the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovator Challenge. This used to be known as Broadcom MASTERS and is the nation’s premier STEM research competition for middle school students. With this result, Eesha & Varsha have advanced to the next round.
Big shout out to the girls! They have worked incredibly hard over the past few months and represented Edlin very well.