The discovery channel has announced the winner of it’s “Young Scientist Challenge”. The winner is dubbed “America’s Top Young Scientist of the Year” which carries with it a $20,000 scholarship.
This years winner comes from Hawaii. His name is Nolan Kamitaki and he’s 14.
In order to compete, the entrant must win his school’s science fair, district fair, and state fair. Once accomplishing this feat, the entrant goes up against other state finalists in the National Institute of Health Challenges. This year their were 40 finalists.
It was Katimaki’s work on arsenic in the soil on the island of Hawaii that one him top honors. What’s his future hold? He’s hoping for a career in physics or medicine.