Innovative Minds: Sahasra

Stoller Middle School | 8th grade | 13 years old

Soil Fungi Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Fights Climate Change using Artificial Intelligence and IOT

About the Idea

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main greenhouse gas responsible for rising global temperatures and abrupt climate changes which threaten food production and ecological systems.

Why did you enter the 3M Young Scientist Challenge?

The 3M Young Scientist Challenge will give me an opportunity to work with a 3M Mentor, an opportunity to meet great scientists from across the country, and an exciting opportunity to prove ourselves and given us a chance to show the world that with science and new technologies learning and implementing in real life scenarios.

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

Smartphones are the most widely used gadgets all around the world. Features like camera, GPS, multimedia players, internet connectivity, sensors connectivity, and security locking help make daily needs smart and easy. I’d like to add more sensors for soil detection and plant detecting tools in agriculture practices which helps to study the data in Agriculture smart Farming.

In 15 years I hope to be...

an Agriculture Engineer, where my education can help new Artificial Intelligence Techniques or Automation tools which further helps in the agriculture farming best practices improves environment. Additionally, I would like to research greenhouse effects on Agriculture.

Healthy soil ,Healthy Lives, Healthy Generations

Meet the Mentor

Ian Cummings

Product Development Specialist

A natural problem solver and leader, Ian develops technology with applications in today’s electronics and emerging technology for the future.

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