Innovative Minds: Toshan

Bethel Middle School | 7th grade | 12 years old

P.A.M. - Plant Assistance Machine

About the Idea

P.A.M., the plant assistance machine, is a device that I engineered to help inexperienced gardeners, understand the needs of their plants better. P.A.M specifically helps gardeners with their plant’s soil consistency, soil moisture amount and the amount of shade the plant receives.

Why did you enter the 3M Young Scientist Challenge?

I entered the Young Scientist Challenge to expand my knowledge and continue learning.

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

My favorite invention of the last 100 years is the Macintosh. I admire the technological leaps that it pioneered for the personal computer through the design, form-factor, price etc. It redefined what a computer is, and its evolution has powered so much of the modern world.

In 15 years I hope to be...

In 15 years I hope to be an aeronautical engineer. One that is part of a team, that pioneers technology for the spacecraft, and oversee a new generation of space exploration.

“Information is power. Disinformation is abuse of power.”