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Hannah - A Perfect Fit

Hello, Young Scientists!

The summer before seventh grade, I was encouraged to pursue engineering at a summer camp. Upon arrival at the camp, I found that I was the only girl! I knew that I was the minority, but after successfully programming and constructing robots that day, my love and passion for science and engineering was discovered. Read more

Science Goes to Washington

By Meredith Crosby, 3Mgives Director of Strategic Initiatives

This year, I was honored to represent 3M at the fifth White House Science Fair. It brought together so many things that I’m passionate about as a 3Mer, a mom and an investor in education – what a tremendous experience. Plus, I don’t know who was more excited to be in the White House: me or the kids! Read more

Five Far-Out Tips to Take Space Study to the Next Level

By Kim Moldofsky

The world is abuzz with news and images from NASA’s New Horizons mission. The spacecraft blasted off in January of 2006, just months before Pluto’s status was downgraded from planet to dwarf planet. It took more than 9 years to reach Pluto. This means that some of your students were mere babes in arms at the time. While all eyes are still on the sky, here are five tips for extending that interest a bit further.

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Hi! my name is Sanjana, and I am super excited to write about my first day experience preparing for the summer long project and to be mentored by Dr. Dailey. First of all, I would like to thank Discovery Education and 3M for considering my idea and allowing me to work with proper guidance from a renowned scientist. I am truly honored by it. About two months ago, after winning awards at Science Olympiad competitions, my 8th grade Science teacher suggested that I submit my new idea to Young Scientist Challenge. This really boosted my inclination to invent and work on science projects. Read more

Raghav Ganesh - My First week

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my first blog post! :)

I have always been very interested in science and math. Working on STEM projects is a lot of fun.The finalists' projects from the previous years have been a great inspiration for me, and I wanted to enter the competition as well. Making the entry video was very exciting and a great learning experience. Read more


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