Lusher Alumna Cavé One Of Forbes ‘30 Under 30’

Keiana Cavé

NEW ORLEANS – Lusher Charter School alumna, and current University of Michigan Freshman, Keiana Cavé has been chosen as one of Forbes “30 Under 30” for her contributions in the Energy Industry.

         Forbes reports, “At 15, Cavé began researching BP's Gulf oil spill at Tulane and helped invent methods of detecting toxins. Has also devised molecules that could work as better oil dispersants. Raised $1.2 million from Chevron to support her work at U. of Michigan.”

         As a Lusher student, Cavé received 2nd place in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her earth and environmental sciences project. As a result of the work she presented at that fair, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory science lab discovered an asteroid and NASA named it for her. As a Lusher Senior, Cavé was also invited to participate in a live webinar in Washington D.C. titled “2016 Black History Month: The Next Generation of Youth Entrepreneurs in STEM Innovation,” which showcased innovators as they share their motivation to spearhead STEM discoveries for their generation.

         “We are very proud of Keiana and her accomplishments in science and engineering,” says Lusher CEO Kathy Riedlinger. “She has proven to be a national leader in STEM, putting into practice the work she mastered in Lusher’s engineering program and is a remarkable young woman who will accomplish great things.”

         Read more about Cavé in Forbes here



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