Yash Kadadi in Breakthrough Junior Challenge Finals
Yash Kadadi, a ninth-grader at The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, was nominated as a finalist in the Breakthrough Junior Challenge competition. The competition, supported by prestigious sponsors such as National Geographic, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Khan Academy, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, encourages creative thinking in science among students aged 13 to 18 years. Yash’s video, simply yet elegantly unravelling the mysteries of the Higgs Field, was a shoo-in for the finals.
Yash was also a semifinalist in Broadcom MASTERS, the country’s largest middle school science competition. In 2016, he placed second in Georgia’s You Be the Chemist Challenge. Last year, he spent several months working with NASA scientists, studying the use of variable-strength magnetic shielding to deflect harmful space radiation. He also has considerable experience in middle school robotics and led his team to 5th place in the state competition. Now working on high school robotics, his school team came in at 5th place worldwide. This gifted science student has been playing the piano for 12 years and enjoys composing, too.
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"Yash Kadadi, USA, Finalist: 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge"
Published by Breakthrough on Nov 3, 2017
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