Ukrainian Teen Receives Prize For Landmine-detecting Drone
A Ukrainian teen who developed a landmine-detecting drone while hiding up in his cellar has won a worldwide award.
Igor Klymenko, 17, was awarded the Global Student Prize for his drone that can detect mines without detonating them, possibly saving lives.
Igor Klymenko, 17, of Kyiv, Ukraine, won the Global Student Prize this year after beating off over 7,000 applicants from 150 nations.
“I am deeply humbled to receive this award today. But the truth is, everyone I know in my homeland is a hero who deserves to be recognized, and I dedicate this award to all of them,” Igor said on Tuesday after accepting his prize. “Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters. They are all doing extraordinary things. Many are on the frontline risking their lives, many are volunteering to prepare and deliver food, and many keep working to keep our country moving. But we’re all fighting…