Yesterday, rising eighth grader Danielle Steinbach was named a finalist in the 2021 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Steinbach’s project explored how to improve the accuracy of diagnosing and treating neurological disorders and brain diseases using neural networks. Students who enter the competition each create a video explaining their solution to a current scientific problem. Finalists are awarded $1,000 and are invited to take part in a summer mentorship program with a 3M scientist. The grand prize winner will receive $25,000 and a two-day, one-night trip. The final event is scheduled to take place at 3M’s headquarters in Saint Paul, Minn., in October.