FOX31: Local Colorado student is the state merit winner for 3M Young Scientist Challenge

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"3M and Discovery Education recently announced 31 State Merit Winners in the 2022 3M Young Scientist Challenge. As the nation’s premier middle school science competition for 15 years, the 3M Young Scientist Challenge features outstanding innovations from young scientists that utilize the power of STEM to improve the world.

For Colorado, you may remember him as the runner up for the Scripps Spelling Bee competition. Vikram Raju an 8th grader at Aurora Quest K-8 in Aurora Public School is the merit winner for Colorado.

The 3M Young Scientist Challenge asks students in grades 5-8 to identify an everyday problem in their classroom, community, or the world and submit a one- to two-minute video communicating the science behind their solution. An esteemed and diverse group of judges, including 3M scientists and leaders in education from across the country, evaluated entries based on creativity, scientific knowledge, and communication effectiveness."

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