Emily Cummins presenting at Cusp Conference 2011
|Born||11 February 1987 (age 30)|
Cummins is a student at Leeds University, studying Management and Sustainability.
She is currently developing a re-designed evaporative refrigerator, based on the zeer evaporative cooler originally invented and engineered by Mohammed Bah Abba, which can be used to transport and store temperature-sensitive drugs in developing countries, for which she won a Female Innovator of the Year for 2007 from the British Female Inventors and Innovators Network as well as a £12,000 sponsorship from NESTA. In 2009 Cummins was named one of the Barclays Women of the Year for the device. In 2010, Cummings was selected as an Oslo Business for Peace Honouree by a jury of Nobel prize winners during an awards ceremony in Norway. In 2010, Junior Chamber International honours ten outstanding people under 40 each year, and in 2010 she was honoured at a ceremony in Japan for "extraordinary work in sustainable product design and innovation".
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