Peyton Robertson, 15, is our youngest recipient to date. Robertson currently has five granted patents and nine additional patents pending.
Named America’s Top Young Scientist, Peyton is the youngest winner in the history of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. A Grand Prize Winner in the National Science Foundation's Science Challenge, a Bevan Scholar, and a Davidson Scholar, Peyton is a prolific inventor. His innovations to date include real-time retractable training wheels which allow a beginning rider to use a bicycle's handle bar controls to retract and release training wheels while riding, a redesigned sandless sandbag enabling users to more effectively combat and prevent salt water flooding, and a convertible golf alignment stick designed to serve as both an on-range alignment aid and an in-round measurement device for the newly proposed USGA Rule 14.3 twenty inch free relief area. Peyton’s innovations have been featured on the ABC World News, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, TED, and recognized at the White House Science Fair.