Gabriel Mesa
Canton, Connecticut
2012 Finalist
CANTON, CT 06019-3015
6th grade | 12 years old
Gabriel enjoys playing the saxophone and soccer.
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
I would really love to meet and learn from a 3M scientist. It would be amazing to work on a real invention with a scientist and hear about what doing science is like in the real world.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
My favorite thing to do is invent. To me science is about invention and doing something with what you know.
In 15 years I hope to be...
I want to be an engineer. I'm thinking about biomedical engineering because I love to invent things and am fascinated by the structures of the human body. If I don't go into biomedical engineering, I may do biochemical engineering instead. I need to investigate all types of engineering jobs more to make the final decision - but I have a lot of time!