Joshua Lou

Oxford Academy
Cypress, CA

Joshua Lou is a TEDx speaker and internationally acclaimed book author dedicated to tackling the issue of e-waste and implementing recycling behavior research into practical solutions through innovative technology. Joshua is the founder of Teens Against E-waste, a nonprofit organization aimed to raise public awareness about the escalating problem of electronic waste (e.g., laptops, TVs, phones) in our technology-dependent world. He initiated the One Million Batteries (1MB) global recycling campaign, in particular, to make a stance that through our united effort, we can take the proper action needed to fight e-waste. To fuse his passion for computer science with environmental efforts, he created a phone-reselling mobile app called $ellPhone that has been on display in the U.S. Capitol as a winner of the Congressional App Challenge. This app makes it easier for people to resell their phones for profit and donate them to a good cause, such as veterans and domestic violence victims in need. In his leisure time, Joshua enjoys cooking, solving Rubik's Cubes, practicing cardistry, and making frequent stops at Chick-fil-A.

Scholarships Awarded in 2024: NSHSS Innovation in Technology Scholarship

Technology is everywhere, from behind the scenes with coding and software programming, or easily demonstrated through AI and robotics. The NSHSS Innovation in Technology Scholarship wishes to honor our students devoted to tech to tell us all about their passions for the field.