Hippie Pandas


The Hippie Pandas are an all-girl science team from Rochester, NY.  Their response to the “food-factor” theme of this years STEM Awards (a science and technology for middle-schoolers) was to build a solar pasteurizer for women in Nicaragua who, as a result of drinking unpasteurized milk, have a higher rate of miscarriage.  While researching their project at Springdale Farms’ robotic milking farm, they noticed that none of the cows had names.  In response, they named fourteen of the cows, implementing the new data into the farm’s computer system, and made birthday cards for all of the cows with upcoming birthdays.