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Jonny Cohen

Age: 20

Created Greenshield to mount on top of school buses for increased fuel economy

Jonny Cohen Columbia University graduate with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. He is the founder and inventor of GreenShields, an aerodynamic add-on for school buses that redirects the airflow, decreases drag and increases gas mileage, saving money for schools and decreasing CO2 emissions. Jonny thought of the idea when he was walking home from school in 7th grade. Jonny was named to the 2013 and 2012 Forbes 30 Under 30 Energy List for his work in green technology. Jonny is a Youth Advisor for the USA Science and Engineering Festival and a member of the Atlantic Council’s Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network. GreenShields has received numerous grants and awards, including the support of Columbia University, the Ashoka Foundation, Youth Venture, Youth Service America and the Diller Family Foundation. In 2015 GreenShields was a finalist in the MIT Clean Energy Prize and received 3rd place in the Colorado Clean Energy Prize. GreenShields has been featured in Scientific American, Forbes, Good Morning America and in other media. Jonny is passionate about helping youth turn their ideas into a reality and he speaks at universities, youth conferences, TEDxRedmond and at the 2014 Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit, "America’s Best Inventors Face Off." Jonny also developed an antimicrobial phone case. He is the CTO at Ecoviate, a green technology start-up. Jonny worked in product design for Medline Industries.

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