Peyton Robertson is a favorite of Ellen DeGenerous, and for good reason.

The young boy isn’t just s science prodigy, but he also is using his knowledge to make the world a better place.

Back in October, he won the 3M Young Scientist Challenge for his ingenious sand-less ‘sandbags’ invention that protect land from salt water floods better than traditional sandbags. 

His creation is covered on Mirror and HuffPost.