Innovative Minds: Harsha

Windemere Ranch Middle School | 8th grade | 13 years old

Honey Comb: An alternate approach to reduce indoor air pollution

About the Idea

Meet Harsha. Harsha identified an alternate, low-cost approach to reducing indoor air pollution using leaf-like structures inside the home.

Why did you enter the 3M Young Scientist Challenge?

I am interested in science and also enjoy making stop motion videos to tell stories. The Young Scientist Challenge seemed like a fun combination of the two.

What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?

My favorite invention of the last 100 years is the Raspberry Pi. While internet made information universally available, the raspberry Pi made learning technology and computing universally accessible. The benefits of this great invention will be seen several decades later when the current young generation become adults.

In 15 years I hope to be...

as curious about things as I am today.

When someone thinks my question was silly, I remember the quote "Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why."

Meet the Mentor

Dr. Ann Fornof

3M Senior Research Specialist

As an inventor with more than 25 granted patents, Dr. Ann Fornof brings practical knowledge of technology development to help 3M business divisions commercialize its innovative products.

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