SILVER SPRING, Md. & ST. Paul, Min. – 3M and Discovery Education have announced 31 state merit winners in 2022 3M Young Scientist Challenge. As the country’s premier middle school science competition for 15 years 3M Young Scientist Challenge Young scientists have outstanding innovation features that use the power of STEM to improve the world.
The 3M Young Scientist Challenge Students in grades 5-8 are asked to identify a daily problem in their classroom, community, or world and submit a one- to two-minute video by contacting the science behind their solution. A respected and diverse group of judges, including 3M scientists and education leaders across the country, evaluated entries based on creativity, scientific knowledge and communication effectiveness.
“At 3M, we are committed to unlocking our ideas about the power of our people, our science and what will happen next. The ‘3M Young Scientist Challenge‘Supports young inventors who have shown the same passion to create the next key and their creative discoveries to unveil and improve the world around us,’ says Karina Chavez, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at 3M. “We are thrilled to welcome the latest generation of finalists and honorary mention recipients, and we are encouraged by a future that STEM জন্য for all এটি and what it can do for the world around us.”
The 3M Young Scientist Challenge This year’s 31 state honors winners selected for their passion for STEM, innovation, and excellent communication skills. Each State Merit Winner Challenge website receives special recognition and one-of-a-kind technology award packs.
2022 3M Young Scientist Challenge State Merit Winners are listed alphabetically by state:
[Alaska] Sarah DeVold, Connection Homeschool Program, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
[Arkansas] Sanjay Iyer, Forest Heights Stem Academy, Little Rock School District
[Arizona] Iraj Shroff, Basis Chandler Charter School, Basis Charter School
[California] Ryan Park, La Canada High School, La Canada Unified School District
[Colorado] Vikram Raju, Aurora Quest K-6, Aurora Public School
[Connecticut] Toshan Bhattacharya, Bethel Middle School, Bethel Public School District
[Florida] Sharanya Natarajan, Edwood Junior / Senior High School, Breward Public School
[Georgia] Catherine Webb, Rainfro Middle School, City School of Decatur
[Iowa] Silas Erwin, Merrill Middle School, Des Moines Public School
[Illinois] James U, Avery Kunley School
[Indiana] Rohit Nuthakki, Creekside Middle School, Carmel Clay School
[Kansas] Parker Welsh, Tonganxi Middle School, Tonganxi Public School – Unified School District No. 464
[Louisiana] Maya Trusshall, Caddo Middle Magnet School, Caddo Public School
[Massachusetts] Vivek Varanasi, Jonas Clark Middle School, Lexington Public School District
[Maryland] Sriyadita Dey, Tacoma Park Middle School, Montgomery County Public School
[Minnesota] Shagun Srivastava, Central Middle School, Independent School District 272
[North Carolina] Biraj Shah, Carnegie Middle School, Wake County Public School System
[North Dakota] Lam Le, Oak Grove Lutheran School
[Nevada] Luca Nguyen, Challenger School – Silverado
[New Jersey] Sonia Leo, William Allen Middle School, Moorstown Township Public School
[New York] Salamat Ibrahim, Capital Preparatory Bronx Charter School, New York City Community School District 12
[Ohio] Kavya Tatavarti, The Seven Hills School,
[Oklahoma] Nosrat Mantaha, Owaso VIII Center, Owaso Public School
[Oregon] Sahit Jayaweera, Tumwater Middle School, Beaverton School District
[Pennsylvania] Elizabeth Gill, Rich Cyber Charter School, Pennsylvania Connection Academy
[Tennessee] Catherine Manley, West Valley Middle School, Knox County School
[Texas] Baruni Saranu, Kopel Middle School – West, Kopel Independent School District
[Virginia] Chris Tiver, Cooper Middle School, Fairfax County Public School
[Washington] Aishwarya Agarwal, Odell Middle School, Bellevue School District
[Wisconsin] Henry Martin, Golda Mir School, Milwaukee Public School
[Wyoming] Asha Lima, Centennial Junior High School, Natrona County School District No.1
Learn more about 3M Young Scientist Challenge And to meet this year’s finalists, visit YoungScientistLab.com.
“We appreciate the creativity and thoughtfulness of each of the 2022 State Merit winners. Your leadership is an inspiration and you are already changing the world for the better, ”he said Amy Nakamoto, General Manager of Social Impact at Discovery Education.
In his fifteenth year, 3M Young Scientist Challenge Continues to inspire and challenge high school students to think creatively and apply the power of STEM to discover real-world solutions. America’s top young scientists have gone on to exhibit TED talk, patent files, nonprofit findings, Forbes 30 under 30 lists, ringing bells on the New York Stock Exchange, and the White House Science Fair. These young inventors have also been nominated for Time Magazine’s First Kid of the Year, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, Business Insider and national television shows such as Good Morning America, CNN’s Kuomo Prime Time, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and more this year. Top 10 Young Scientists Challenge Finalists and honorary mentions will be announced on June 28, 2022. The finalists will travel to the 3M’s Innovation Center in St. Paul, Maine, where they will compete in the finals on October 17-18.
Awarded 3M Young Scientist Challenge 3M and complement the Discovery Education Program – Young Scientist Lab – which provides a cost-effective dynamic digital resource for students, teachers and families to explore, transform and innovate the world around them. Additional digital resources, content and professional resources are available through 3M’s Science at Home series, an array of videos of 3M scientists and guests performing simple home experiments for kids ages 6-12. All resources are available within Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform and at YoungScientistLab.com.
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