Sophomore Bremer Kaprosy was honored earlier this month at the Governor's Celebration of Innovation as a Future Innovator of the Year. The recognition included a $1,500 prize and the opportunity to meet and discuss internships with more than 700 Arizona technology companies.
Earlier this fall, the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority announced the winners of the Future Innovator awards. “The individuals recognized as Future Innovators and Teacher of the Year represent the next generation of Arizona’s technology talent and the teachers who instill a great love for learning in our youth,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council and SciTech Institute.
Bremer's project, which won second place in the Arizona Science Fair's Engineering Division, is "Building a Cold Rocket Engine." In presenting the background for the project, Bremer wrote, "When you think of a rocket engine, one of the first things you think of is the flaming exhaust that is characteristic of rockets today. But what if I told you there is a rocket technology from the 1930s that is not only cold compared to the rockets of today but has no combustion." He goes on to say that an early plane using this technology reached "staggering speeds" and that his project would research whether the cold fusion rocket technology has potential today, and with less environmental impact.
For more information on Bremer's project, see the links below.