While you may have been out helping make Wonder Woman an historic box office success, this past weekend ProjectCSGirls celebrated some wonderful entrepreneurs and technologists—who haven’t even started high school yet.
See, the DC-based nonprofit hosted a competition challenging young middle school girls to use technology to create improvements and advancements in society. This year, they asked contestants to focus on issues surrounding “global health, a safer world, and intelligent technology,” according to their website.
Hosted at George Mason University and the Marriot Fairview Park Hotel, the organization’s national gala was a two day conference that featured guests speakers, workshops, student pitches and of course the coveted awards ceremony.
This year, the finalists created projects that ranged from addressing clean energy sources to streamlining emergency response systems. The judging panel listed ten proposals, helmed by thirteen young ladies, as finalists from across the country: