Daniela Orozco noticed the rising homeless population in her low-income community of San Fernando, Los Angeles. In response, she and a group of friends invented a solar powered tent that rolls up into a backpack. Self-taught using the internet, the girls spent one year, working 6 days a week, on this project with the $10,000 grant they won from Lemelson-MIT. They were recruited by DIY Girls, which was founded in 2012 to address the lack of STEM education in schools for girls from low-income communities. Executive director, Evelyn Gomez, notes the lack of Latina and Hispanic women in STEM fields, as they make up only 6% of working scientists and engineers. The girls from San Fernando hope their story will act as an inspiration for other girls. Photo credit: Mashable