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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.


Melissa ReyWinner
Chesterfield, Missouri
Tucson, Arizona
Shyamal BuchWinner
Folsom, California
Richmond Hill, Georgia
Jack UesugiWinner
Wahiawa, Hawaii
Avni BavishiWinner
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Wichita, Kansas
James KruseWinner
New Brighton, Minnesota
Peter KuWinner
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Allison Park, Pennsylvania
Welch, West Virginia
Westlake Village, California
Melbourn, Florida
N/A, Pennsylvania
Avon, South Dakota
Dr. Olester Benson
3M Corporate Scientist
Alex C. Cirillo, Jr.
3M Vice President
Eric Jackson
3M Chemical Engineer
Dr. Sarah Mullins
3M Research Specialist
Dr. Thomas Wood
3M Corporate Scientist
Dr. Caroline Ylitalo
3M Lead Research Specialist
Tara Clopper
Greencastle-Antrim School District
Judith Heberling, Ph.D.
Heberling Associates, Inc.
Michael Husband, Ph.D.
Heberling Associates, Inc.
Kenny Luna
Mark Oleksak
Showboard, Inc.
Linda Stevens
Smithsonian Institution

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