3M Announces Winner of 2017 Young Scientist Challenge

October 19, 2017 3M Announces Winner of 2017 Young Scientist Challenge

3M has named Gitanjali Rao from Lone Tree, CO, the winner of its 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

The 10th-annual contest, a partnership between 3M and Discovery Education, called for students in grades 5-8 to submit a two-minute video demonstrating an innovation that could provide a solution to an everyday problem. A panel of judges then selected 10 finalists who will then be paired with a 3M scientist to create an invention that solves the problem they identified.

Rao developed a mobile app to test water safety. As the winning entry, she will receive US$25,000 along with the opportunity to attend the taping of a Discovery Network TV show.

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