If you discovered that your drinking water was contaminated, what would you do? Call your elected representative? Protest on social media? Organize a public rally? 

Dimitris Ntaras ’21 decided to tackle the issue head-on: he set out to build a workable water filter. 

Ntaras was a Greek high-school student in the Athens suburbs when he decided to combat the tainted water supply that plagued parts of his country. “I was sitting around with a group of kids, throwing around ideas for the Google Science Fair,” he says. “So we collaborated with a state-funded research lab, and the filter model we envisioned was cheaper to build and more effective than most filtration systems out there.” Read more.

Dimitris is currently working on his water filter in the Keller Center's eLab Incubator program.