Top young scientist, Time's influential teen
Even before he enters high school, Rishab Jain was recognized as America's top young scientist and one of Time magazine's 25 most influential teens of 2018.
Rishab, 14, is an eighth grader at Stoller Middle School in Beaverton.
Rishab envisions a future as a doctor or a biotechnical engineer.
He plans to use leftover prize money to start up his own organization, Samyak's Science Society, to encourage younger students who have had little or no exposure to science, technology, engineering and math — and the arts. (U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici is fond of promoting the "A" in STEAM education, and Rishab supports that.)