Sahil Doshi, an Indian-American student on 22 October 2014 won the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. He was awarded for his innovative design of an eco-friendly battery that could help lower harmful greenhouse gases.
His prototype named PolluCell is capable of converting Carbon Dioxide into electricity, ingeniously helping to reduce our carbon footprint while offering power for household uses and developing nations.
The 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge prize also included 25000 US dollar and a student adventure trip to a destination such as Costa Rica.
14-year-old, Sahil Doshi, a ninth grader from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania competed alongside nine other finalists to be declared winner of 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Some other finalist students were
• Katherine Wu – placed at the second place for her innovation that proactively prevents dangerous drowsy driving
• Jai Kumar – placed at third place for his innovative, window-mounted air purification system that prevents harmful pollutants from entering the home
• Christopher Isozaki – placed at fourth place for his innovative computer cooling system
When: on 22 October 2014