2012 “America’s Top Young Scientist”

America's Top Young Scientist!

In 2012, Deepika received the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist” for winning the grand prize in the The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (DE3M YSC).  The DE3M YSC is  a “one-of-a-kind video competition [that] has sparked the imaginations of hundreds of thousands of students and enhanced science exploration, innovation and communication across the United States” For the competition, Deepika competed against 9 other finalists from across the country at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, MN. As the grand prize winner, she also received $25,000 and a STEM trip to Costa Rica.