3M Announces Winner of 2022 Young Scientist ChallengeOctober 20, 2022
The 15th-annual middle school competition called for students in grades 5–8 to submit a video demonstrating an innovation that could provide a solution to an everyday problem. A panel of judges then selected 10 finalists who were paired with a 3M scientist to create a prototype of their invention that solves the problem they identified.
Fan, a ninth grader at Westville High School, developed Finsen Headphones, an antibiotic-free, low-cost option to detect and treat a middle-ear infection using machine learning and blue light therapy. As the winning entry, she will receive US$25,000. To learn more about the Young Scientist Challenge, click here.
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