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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.


Braeden Benedict Winner
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Nolan Lenard
Mobile, Alabama
Albert Tung
Irvine, California
Divya Ravinder
Lakeland, Florida
Austin Curtis
Bedford, Indiana
John Holtgrewe
Paducah, Kentucky
Jack Andraka
Crownsville, Maryland
Cheyenne Hua
Bayside, New York
Shayan Farmand
Audubon, Pennsylvania
Caroline Boschetto
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Dr. Maria Appeaning
3M Research Scientist
Dr. Olester Benson
3M Corporate Scientist
Dr. Kevin Eberman
3M Product Development Manager
Dr. Belma Erdogan-Haug
3M Product Development Specialist
Dr. Benton Free
3M Scientist
Dr. Patrick Hager
3M Corporate Scientist
Dr. Joe Oxman
3M Corporate Scientist
Dr. Martin Wolk
3M Lead Research Specialist
Dr. Caroline Ylitalo
3M Lead Research Specialist
Patti Duncan
Discovery Education
Milagros Fornell
Miami Dade County Public Schools
Libbey Kitten
Henrico County Public Schools
Dr. Cindy Moss
Discovery Education
Dr. Matt Scholz
3M Healthcare Division
Reed Timmer
Discovery Communications

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