TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – Some New Mexico kids are trying to change the world and apparently they are doing a pretty good job.
A group of students from Taos High School were finalists in the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.
The national K-12 challenge is designed to encourage students to tackle environmental issues in their own communities and seek solutions.
The Taos team named Crabyotics created a filter that removes antibiotics from drinking water.
The students found many antibiotics end up in the water because they aren’t metabolized properly. This can lead to health issues and antibiotic resistance.
The winners of the challenge were students from a school in Maryland who are battling pollution caused by water bottles. They get to share a $50,000 college scholarship.