Here are the three young scientists selected in the Discovery Channel’s “Young Scientist Challenge”:
From their website, about Nolan Kamitaki, aged 14, from Waiakea Intermediate School in Hawaii:
Nolan was selected as the grand prize winner from an elite group of forty of the top young scientists in the nation and won a $20,000 scholarship award. His skills of leadership, teamwork, scientific problem solving, critical thinking, and oral and written communication skills earned him the distinguished title of “America’s Top Young Scientist of the Year”. Nolan’s project was entitled: Arsenic in the Schools and the Students?
…and about Jacob Hurwitz, aged 14, from Robert Frost Middle School, Rockville, Maryland:
Jacob won second prize, a $10,000 scholarship, for his project Disumbocoblated (with partner Scott Yu) and his excellent performance during the DCYSC Finalist Week.
…and about Amy David, aged 15, from Pinedale Middle School Pinedale, Wyoming:
Amy won third prize, a $5,000 scholarship. Her project was entitled When the Dust Settles, Year 2: A Multivariate Study of the Patterns of Near and Far Dispersal of Windblown Particulate Matter (with partner Jayne Thompson).
You can read more about the winners, the challenge, and the other participants on the website. The photo on the right (click for larger) is a shot from the 40 participants’ visit to some schools in the DC area. Photo galleries here. There’s also an Associated Press article on Yahoo News about Nolan Kamitaki.
There are also lots of Special Prize Winners. There’s a link here.