6 Indian-Americans are proud finalists of America’s Top Young Scientist Contest


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St. Pauls, NC

In a heartwarming announcement made recently, 10 students who have been selected for the finals of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge 2023 have 6 students of Indian origin. This annual challenge saw the participation of students from 5-8 grade by submitting a 1-2 minute video for an exclusive mentorship with a 3M Scientist. They would be vying for the title of ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’ and stand a chance to win US$ 25,000.

The finalist students are from various public and private schools across the US and include many Indian-American students namely Anisha Dhoot from Stroller Middle School at the Beaverton School District in Portland, Oregon; Ishaan Iyer of Perdew Elementary, Etiwanda School District in California; Shripriya Kalbhavi of Joaquin Miller Middle School at the Cupertino Union School District in California.

The other 3 selected students are Anish Kosaraju of The Harker School, Campbell Union High School District in California; Adhip Maitra of Jackson Heights Middle School, Seminole County School District in Florida, and Shruti Sivaraman from Canyon Vista Middle School, Round Rock Independent School District in Texas.

The final event of the competition will happen from October 9-10, 2023, at the 3M Innovation Center in Minneapolis. These students will attempt for the top award by solving challenges and presenting their completed innovation, evaluated independently by a panel of judges.

Administered by 3M and Discovery Education, the 3M Young Scientist Challenge is a youth science and engineering competition for middle school students in the US.

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