I won the 2020 Breakthrough Junior Challenge and received $400,000 of educational prizes, AMA
Hiya! I'm Maryam Tsegaye (kinda new to Reddit). *prize breakdown below*
I participated in the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an international science/math competition for teens to explain a complex science/math topic in a 3 minute video, NOT AT ALL expecting to win. (also the 1st Canadian to receive this prize 🥰)
I made my video on quantum tunneling, a physical phenomena that was completely new to me until I made the video.
I've been getting *hundreds* of questions from people and fellow Challengers about how I made my video, choosing a topic, etc. When I found this community, I thought maybe it would be a good idea to
- spread word about the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! (science communication ftw!)
- answer a bunch of questions that anyone might have about anything
* my username just refers to the fact that I often forget to eat when I'm busy working (something that definitely happened over quarantine and while I was making my video).
* I updated my insta bio to prove that it is in fact me posting this here
ask away :)
EDIT: I'm 17 and in my senior year of high school
edit2: **I got a $250,000 scholarship, a $100,000 science lab for my school and $50,000 cash prize for my teacher**
edit again; OH MY MY Y'ALL TOO KIND SO MANY AWARDS 🤩