Who Says Kids Don't Get Science?

06/23/2015 10:07 am ET | Updated Jun 22, 2016

We all talk about how schools are failing our kids when it comes to science and technology. Yet here are ten kids who prove us wrong. In a partnership between the New York City Economic Development Corporation and CE Week NY, the ten New York City students highlighted here won the first 10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch award. Their winning projects include everything from robots to apps, from security devices to microtubes, and cover areas as diverse as home automation, health, special needs and social networking. Judges included some of the most active educators and innovators in New York City.

"Cultivating an environment that encourages young innovators is vital to the creation of a diverse and equitable urban economy and tech ecosystem," says NYCEDC Executive Vice President Eric Gertler.

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Note: The 10 Under 20 award recipients will be honored for their outstanding achievements at a special awards presentation at CE Week on June 24, 2015 and receive a plaque as well as $1,000 worth of technology from companies including Monster Products, B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio, and Meccano.

Robin Raskin is founder of Living in Digital Times (LIDT), a team of technophiles who bring together top experts and the latest innovations that intersect lifestyle and technology. LIDT produces conferences and expos at CES and throughout the year focusing on how technology enhances every aspect of our lives through the eyes of today's digital consumer.