3M Reveals Winner of 2020 Young Scientist Challenge

October 14, 2020 3M Reveals Winner of 2020 Young Scientist Challenge

3M, in partnership with Discovery Education, has named Anika Chebrolu from Frisco, Texas, the winner of its 2020 Young Scientist Challenge.

The 13th-annual contest 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 an invention that solves the problem they identified.

Chebrolu developed a novel antiviral drug to combat spread of COVID-19 by researching protein spikes in coronavirus. As the winning entry, she will receive US$25,000. To learn more about the Young Scientist Challenge, click here.

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