Thrival Innovation+ Music Festival: Keynote Series: Straight Outta My Parent’s Basement
Presented by UPMC Enterprises with Support from Peoples
Thursday, September 22
While still in high school, Ann created the “Hollow Flashlight,” which was recognized with several award at the 2013 Canade-Wide Science Fair, won the 2013 Google Science Fair, and won several awards at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Makosinki appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon twice on the GE “Fallonventions” segment to demonstrate her inventions. In 2014, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s “30 Under 30.” As of October 2015, Makosinski has been featured as the global ambassador for the Uniqlo Fleece produce line that highlights the similar harvesting of thermal energy in the Uniqlo produce and the “Hollow Flashlight.” She is currently a second year student at the University of British Columbia.