In celebration of Latinx heritage month, September’s inventor spotlight is Alissa Chavez. Alissa grew up in New Mexico and began working on Hot Seat as a science fair project for school after hearing stories about children dying in the back seat of hot cars. She recognized the invention’s potential and patented Hot Seat at just 14 years old! Hot Seat is a pad with weight sensors that can trigger a loud alarm in the car and via a smartphone app.
Alissa is currently a student at the University of New Mexico. Read more about her work (and her newest inventions) at her website.