Meet the Finalists for The Flame Challenge™ 2018!

The Flame Challenge™ 2018 Finalists!

Thousands of 11-year-olds from all over the U.S. and abroad reviewed and scored this year's entries on how much they learned, how clear and interesting the answer was, and if the answer made them want to learn more about Climate and Science. Out of over 150 scientists who registered for this year's Challenge, the following stood out as the Top Entries in their respective categories: 

Written Category Finalists

medium_kara-lamb_phd.jpgKara Lamb, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, University of Colorado, Boulder
Kara studies how aerosols impact air quality and climate
through a combination of field campaigns and lab studies.

medium_deep-mukherjee_phd.jpgSoumyadeep Mukherjee, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, PPH, Stony Brook University
Soumyadeep Mukherjee aka "Deep" is a Postdoctoral Researcher
in the Program in Public Health (PPH) at Stony Brook University.

medium_cindy-weber_ma-ms.jpgCindy Weber
M.A. University of Deleware
M.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Cindy Weber is currently a Sr. Principal with IQVIA Inc.


Video Category Finalists

medium_emily_barter_ph.d.pngEmily Barter, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Denver

Co-creators: Dylan Appleby, Isaiah Jakab, Piers McCarthy

medium_tn_bredbenner.jpegKate Bredbenner
Graduate Student, Rockefeller University
Kate Bredbenner is a graduate student at Rockefeller University
studying HIV virus assembly using cutting-edge microscopy.

medium_michael_bronski.pngMichael Bronski
Ph.D. Candidate, Molecular & Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Michael loves learning about science and sharing exciting
discoveries with friends, family, and students.


Graphic Category Finalist

IISD Experimental Lakes Area
"Four Canadian Scientists"

medium_screen_shot_2018-04-20_at_11.58.26_am.pngCyndy Desjardins
Food Web Biologist
Cyndy has extensive field experience in limnology research & 
managing teams in a large-scale, multi-year aquatic ecology project.

medium_geoffrey_gunn.jpgGeoffrey Gunn
Geoffrey specializes in satellite remote sensing, spatial-temporal
analysis, and spatial data visualization.

medium_sonya_havens.jpgSonya Havens, Ph.D. 
Research Chemist
Dr. Sonya Havens specializes in environmental analytical
chemistry and has worked as the Research Chemist at
the IISD-ELA since 2014.

medium_hisham_osman.jpgHisham Osman, Ph.D. 
Dr. Osman is a hydrologist in IISD’s Water Program. He conducts
scientific research on a wide range of water resources issues.


Graphic Category - Honorable Mention

medium_photo.jpegKristina Dill 
Kristina Dill graduated summa cum laude from Lewis & Clark
College with a major in chemistry and minor in math.