November 2015 \ Awards \ Science
Indians in Final

By Arun Kumar

Hannah Herbst, winner of the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, with her $25,000 prize money, and her mentor, Jeffrey Emslander, a 3M scientist

Sanjana V. Shah, 13, a Grade 8 student from Cupertino, California, has created a programme to detect where cities may need more drains and where they may need to increase current drain pipe sizes to prepare for heavy rain falls. By using pipe network analysis modelled after city drain pipe maps, Sanjana can simulate heavy rainfall to see where possible flooding may occur.

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