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Distinguished Finalist

Vishakk Rajendran

Tucson, Arizona

Vishakk Rajendran, 15, of Tucson, Ariz., a sophomore at BASIS Tucson North, has led efforts to create and donate 30 prosthetic hands as the founder of e-NABLE Tuscon, the local chapter of an organization that connects people with 3D printers to people in need of prosthetic upper limbs. Vishakk recruited help to build the hands by securing a donated 3D printer and then starting a 3D printing club at his school; he’s also conducted numerous printing demonstrations, and has worked directly with three people to provide them with custom prosthetic hands.