3M Reveals Winner of 2019 Young Scientist ChallengeOctober 31, 2019
The 12th annual contest, a partnership between 3M and Discovery Education, called for students in grades 5-8 to submit a video demonstrating the science behind a possible solution to a common problem. A panel of judges then selected 10 finalists who were paired with a 3M scientist to create an invention that solves the problem they identified.
Jain developed a first aid liquid bandage using nano-silver technology to reduce the risk of superbug infections caused by antibiotic overuse. As the winning entry, she will receive US$25,000 along with a surprise destination trip.
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