There have been many child inventors throughout history. And this young 11-year-old Malaysian girl has added her name to the list after winning her first international competition. Maryam Muzamir made international headlines when she won not one, not two, but three achievements at the 6th International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCan) in 2021. She emerged as the youngest winner among over 600 participants from 70 countries. Her invention? A soon-to-be-patent...ed product named YAM2.0: Sustainable Livestock Feed that involves recycling food waste from the discarded shells of prawn and sea snails. The story behind her invention began when she read numerous reports on the ever-increasing amount of food waste produced daily in Malaysia. After dining at a seafood restaurant and seeing the number of shells discarded, she knew there had to be a way to reuse the valuable chitin contained in sea creature shells. And with the increasing prices of livestock feed, she sought to create a cheaper and sustainable alternative. With support from her professor father in conducting laboratory tests, she managed to develop YAM2.0 successfully. Maryam’s efforts have been recognized internationally, even by U.S. TV host James Corden. Although it will take some time before her invention is introduced to the public market, it’s undeniable that there’s a bright future waiting ahead of her. #ThinkYouKnow #MaryamMuzamir #Malaysia #Inventions #Science #iCan2021 See more
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