April 30th, 2020

The power of virtual connection has become apparent in this precarious time of uncertainty and isolation. With just a webcam and the mercy of our homes' wi-fi network, we can bond friendships, build productive projects, and share exciting plans. Now and in the future, the ability to present ideas effectively and earnestly is more important than ever.

Thus, we're so excited to share with you the first-ever winners of the Girls International Three-Minute Science Competition. The judges and our team were blown away by the knowledge and enthusiasm showcased by hundreds of girls from 32 US States and 16 countries across 6 continents. Although the videos displayed below scored the highest points from the judges, every single submission showed us something uniquely special, and we're so glad to have had the honor to be a part of it.

Over the next couple of days, our team will be reaching out to the winners and finalists to coordinate the award transaction. But it doesn't end here. We hope that all of you will take the next step to explore science further. Learn more about the topics that inspire you. Sign up for those extra science electives. Apply for that lab research internship. And of course, stay tuned, because we'll be back!


​The Girls Three-Minute Science Team

First Place: Camila Gutierrez, 16

Grain-free Diets: A Heartache for Man's Best Friend

Second Place: Kathryn Clem, 17

Thawing Permafrost and Its Impact on Alaskan Environment

Second Place: Romy Greenwald, 15

Which alternatives to plastic straws are better for the environment?

Third Place: Christine Meng, 16

How Does the Doppler Effect Help us Understand our Universe?

Third Place: Julia Burnham, 13

Nuclear Energy

Third Place: Marianne Liu, 14

The Coral Reef Killer

Girls International Three-Minute Science Competition Finalists

Seminamera Ajdari, "Coleoid Cephalopods and their camouflage mechanism"

Aretha Chen, "Telomeres and Aging"

Stella Chen, "Apples, Oranges, and Gravitational Waves"

Alejandra Durán, "Molecular imprinting: method, uses, and potential for future applications"

Ugonna Egbuchulam, "Gene Therapy"

Angela Jia, "What is a PID Controller?"

Fátima López Salcedo, "How to discover an exoplanet"

Rachel Weng, "Influenza Virus"

Lucy Xu, "What is CAR-T immunotherapy and how does it cure cancer?"

Jessica Yu, "Our Brains and 9/11: Flashbulb Memory"