Remington student named a national finalist in 3M Young Scientist Challenge
Remington student named a national finalist in 3M Young Scientist Challenge
Monday, July 1, 2019
Yosef "Joey" Granillo was named a Top 10 national finalist in the 12th annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge for his submission titled “The Big Sea Forest: How Earth’s Climate Can Be Saved.” He was a fifth-grader in the Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students (PEGS) at Remington Traditional School last year.

After submitting a short video demonstrating the science behind a possible innovation to solve an everyday problem, 10 middle school students were selected for their exceptional communication skills, ingenuity and impressive passion for bettering the world through innovation.

For his project, Granillo developed a solution to mitigate earth’s rising temperatures by planting hydroponic trees in the ocean.

“I developed a solution that uses a low-tech, proven technology for a big problem," Granillo wrote on his entry bio about why he entered the Challenge. "The earth's climate needs to be saved and fast! Also, my teacher encouraged me to enter.”

Each of the 10 finalists will now begin a journey to the final event where they will be paired with a 3M scientist for an exclusive virtual mentorship as they prepare to compete for the grand prize of $25,000 and the title of America’s Top Young Scientist.

Granillo's PEGS co-teachers were Robin Chang and Tracey Robinson.

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