National JSHS winners from Minnesota

There were 83 Minnesota students who advanced from regional competitions to compete in the North Central Regional Junior Science & Humanities (JSHS) Symposium, which supports students to contribute as future scientists and engineers. Five finalists won an expense-paid trip to the 400-participant National JSHS in San Diego. The top two advanced to present, and both won second place in their categories, winning $8K in scholarships:

  • Harini K., Eden Prairie (above right), “A cost-effective, patient-friendly, and biocompatible treatment for chronic pain and peripheral nerve damage using genetically engineered ‘smart’ nanoparticles”
  • Manashree P., Woodbury (above left), “Unleading the way: Remediation of lead-contaminated water with Coriandrum Savitvum (cilantro) biochar
In addition, Kerui Y., Eden Prairie, received honorable mention in her poster category for “Effects of pH on polyvinyl alcohol behavior in aqueous solutions.”