TEEN INVENTOR. Angel Palma with her eco-friendly AirDisc. Photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Bicolana teenager Maria Yzabell Angel V. Palma spent two years developing what she hoped would be her contribution to a cooler world: the AirDisc, an airconditioner that doesn’t use ozone-depleting coolants.l
Palma, 19, is the youngest of 6 daughters of Naga-based food entrepreneur Bernardo Palma. She will take up mechanical engineering at the De La Salle University in Taft this coming school year.
Palma discovered her AirDisc technology by chance, while working on an eco-friendly oven for a research subject when she was a grade 10 student at the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Bicol campus. She started working on the AirDisc for a school project when she was in grade 11.
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