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Welcome to the Young Scientist Challenge archive! Get a glimpse into the lives of our previous finalists, judges and 3M scientists.  Read on to discover their hobbies, favorite science activities, and insights on our video competition.


Liam McCarty Winner
Elm Grove, Wisconsin
Riya Chandra
Fremont, California
Liam O'Brien
Unionville, Connecticut
Sehee Kim
Cumming, Georgia
Matthew Shimura
Honolulu, Hawaii
Raj Raina
Novi, Michigan
Christopher Riedman
Bismarck, North Dakota
Kai Klocke
Portland, Oregon
Sydney Clark
Austin, Texas
Alexander Mataloni
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Dr. Olester Benson
3M Corporate Scientist
Tony Clinch
3M Technical Director
Eric Jackson
3M Chemical Engineer
Dr. Joe Oxman
3M Corporate Scientist
Dr. Caroline Ylitalo
3M Lead Research Specialist
Milagros Fornell
Miami Dade County Public Schools
Dr. Patricia Hagan
Discovery Education
Steven "Jake" Jacobs
Faraday Studios
Dr. Cindy Moss
Discovery Education

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