Five years ago, the northeastern region of Japan was forever changed when it was struck by the Higashi-Nihon earthquake, otherwise known as the Great East Japan earthquake. A major tsunami ensued, triggering the meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which resulted in the release of radioactive materials.
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As darkness fell, a cross-country skier grew panicked as she realized she was lost. Luckily, she spotted a shiny sign with the words “Emergency Location” across the top.
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Sometimes it’s all about how you look at something. Tim Hoopman relied on perseverance to create something that could be seen better, even at an angle.
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Cait Meree has a passion for protecting your hearing. The 3M chemist found a love for learning how things are made at a young age, first putting it to practice baking bread, then in the lab and now even in the dance studio.
Can you remember what types of activities you were interested in when you were 9-years old? It likely wasn’t the same as what Gitanjali Rao was focusing on: the water problems in Flint, Michigan. Two years later, she’s done something about it.