Contests & Grants
Meet the Young Scientist Winner
Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge named its grand prize 2011 winner: Braeden
Benedict. Braeden is a 15-year-old, 9th grade student from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA,
who attends Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates, CA. Braeden developed a lowcost
impact detection device for use on youth and high school contact sport helmets to warn
coaches and trainers that a player has received a hit with enough force to cause a concussion.
Braeden received $25,000 and was named America’s 2011 Top Young Scientist.
Imagine Cup Celebrates 10 Years
This is the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft Imagine
Cup, the student technology competition. Students can
register now to help solve the world’s toughest problems
… and win prizes. Prizes include Kinect for Xbox 360 (6
winners per week) and an all-inclusive trip to Australia
for the 2012 Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals in Sydney.
Deadline: March 13, 2012.