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Gitanjali Rao, Seventh Grader at STEM, Places 1st in 3M Challenge

Gitanjali Rao, seventh grader at STEM School Highlands Ranch, placed first in the 3M Young Scientist Discovery Education Challenge for inventing a lead detector. She continues to earn recognition both nationally and locally. Check back with this news item for frequent updates. 
Young Scientist Challenge National News
Cheddar TV (Below, starting at 1:35)
Young Scientist Challenge Local News
 Art/Creative Writing
  •  "Time for Kids" Kid Reporter, 2017. Read more.
  • World Air Games – Art Competition, 1st Place, CO 

  • Broomfield Piano Festival : 2nd place in Division 3 Piano
Other Science Awards
  • Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Innovation Award by Battery council organization for a product that can be showcased to industry and public.

  • Future Engineers National Contest to develop 3D printable tools for astronauts in space station. Required concept, design and development functional 3D model that works, when printed. ( Finalist Two for the Crew Challenge) Read more.
  • Denver Metro Science Fair (2017-2018)

- First in material sciences category

- Leyendecker and Lemire award for a product that can be patented

- Office of Naval Research award

- Excellence in Water science award

- Best in show (1st place) award among all entries in Denver middle schools

- Selected as a state finalist

- Selected as a Broadcom Masters nominee

  • Research : Denver Water, Research Obtained with Supervision. Read more.

  • Ocean Awareness Contest : Bronze Award for the film on Ocean Pollution. Read more.

  • 2017-2018 Delegate for Report to the Nations (Boys Scout America) : Representing all the STEM Scouts. Read more.
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