Amelie Taylor is one of the shortlisted Hammerman poster competition finalists – see below the title and abstract for their poster:

Sunblockers: The feasibility and implementation of orbital solar shielding to reduce ambient Polar temperature

Initial concepts during the 1980’s for solar radiation management in response to the growing climate crisis involved placing a single massive shield at the Earth-Sun Libration point, spanning 2,000km and costing upwards of $10T to manufacture. This research, using mathematical models and industry-standard simulation software, proposes an alternate method of orbital solar radiation management; utilising the emergence of cost-effective CubeSats and recent experimental data with solar sailing to produce a constellation of reflective solar shields in a Polar orbit, reducing the amount of sunlight hitting the Earth and slowing down the rising temperatures at the Polar regions.