Welcome to the Thermo Fisher Scientific
Junior Innovators Challenge
2023 Exhibition of Projects
The Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge (Thermo Fisher JIC), the nation’s premier middle school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competition, seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators who will solve the grand challenges of the future.
The Thermo Fisher JIC reaches 65,000 students annually through the Society’s Affiliated Fair network. Students who are named in the top 10% of their local affiliated science fair are eligible to enter the Thermo Fisher JIC, the only middle school STEM competition that leverages Society-affiliated science fairs as a critical component of the STEM talent pipeline.
Below, you’ll find links to learn more about each of our top 30 finalists, who represent 12 states across the country. Scroll through the finalists and click through to learn more about them and their projects. Each profile includes their research poster, a video and other interesting information about the finalist and their project.