The 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is in the books and the results are in – Sahil Doshi of Pittsburgh, PA, is America’s 2014 Top Young Scientist! This
week, Sahil and 9 other incredible finalists came together in St. Paul, MN, to present their one-of-a-kind innovations and compete for the $25,000 grand prize and title of America’s Top Young Scientist.
Sahil developed an innovative, eco-friendly battery design inspired by the 1.2 billion people worldwide who lack access to electricity and the rising levels of toxic air pollution. He was determined to create an energy storage device that could help lower harmful greenhouse gases while generating enough electricity for those in need. His prototype – the PolluCell – converts carbon dioxide into electricity, ingeniously helping to reduce our carbon footprint while offering power for household uses and developing nations.
Special congratulations go out to the remaining nine finalists who also received a variety of prizes from Discovery Education and 3M. These extraordinary students are:
• 2nd Place – Katherine Wu, North Potomac, MD
• 3rd Place – Jai Kumar, South Riding, VA
• 4th Place – Christopher Isozaki, Ranco Palos Verdes, CA
• Honorable Mention: Mythri Ambatipudi, San Jose, CA
• Honorable Mention: David Cohen, Dallas, TX
• Honorable Mention: Ana Humphrey, Alexandria, VA
• Honorable Mention: Anthony Kim, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
• Honorable Mention: Andrew Masek, North Attleboro, MA
• Honorable Mention: Nikita Rafikov, Evans, GA
Missed the live event?
Watch all 10 finalists’ presentations at www.youngscientistchallenge.com/live-event – check it out today and prepare to be amazed!
Do you know America’s 2015 Top Young Scientist?
The 2015 Young Scientist Challenge will be launching soon. Visit www.youngscientistchallenge.com for more information – you never know, someone you know may be America’s 2015 Top Young Scientist!