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Meet the VU undergraduate who just might save the environment

Posted by on Thursday, February 7, 2013 in News, Research.

When it comes to describing Vanderbilt students, the term “over-achiever” is often used. But one Vanderbilt sophomore is inventing new ways to clean the air and rescue the environment, and is receiving national recognition in the process.

Param Jaggi is an environmental science and economics major in the College of Arts and Science. While still in high school, he invented an algae-filled device that fits over a car’s tailpipe and turns carbon dioxide into oxygen. He is now working on a thermo-voltaic wind system that can be installed in an exhaust system to capture energy from waste air and heat.

Watch the VUCast below to learn more about Param and read about him being named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” here.

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