Posted on July 8, 2011 by Caroline Boschetto
When I first heard about the Young Scientist Challenge through a local science fair, I immediately recognized it as the kind of program that I wanted to be a part of. It included the aspects of science that I had always felt were missing from the classroom: true discovery, innovation, and creativity. I was excited about the prospect of truly creating something unique and useful, as well as the idea of producing a short movie about what I designed. I guess to sum it all up, I was inspired to enter the Young Scientist Challenge because I had an idea and this contest gave me the opportunity and freedom to share it. Read more
Posted on July 8, 2011 by Nolan Lenard
Hello! This is Nolan Lenard. Welcome to my blog. This is my first one!
This summer, I've been helping out a lot at my school's summer camp in the computer lab. It's quite an experience to learn how the young child's mind works. There's a kid in the class that complains about the mouse being reversed, and when you look his mouse is upside-down! He just keeps doing it!
Every now and then I forget that I am a finalist in the Young Scientist Challenge. When I remember again I feel like I have won all over again. I am so grateful to be in this competition. I was concerned that my video seemed more like an idea for an app than a product. I have a feeling that the final competition will be even more challenging. Read more
Posted on July 8, 2011 by John Holtgrewe
Very excited to be a top 10 finalist. I am grateful to my science teacher Mr.Cornaby for suggesting my involvement in this project.
Making the video was a learning experience. I had no idea what to do when I was presented with the project, but I brainstormed and eventually came up with an idea.
I am very excited about these next coming months. Read more
Posted on July 7, 2011 by Austin Curtis
My mom and dad inspired me to enter the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. I wasn't sure if I should enter, but they encouraged me to enter. Last fall, I asked my dad to make me a laboratory in our basement garage. I have a computer and a lab desk to build new things. We used the lab as the background in my video.
I was worried that I would sound weird, or look funny, but the final video turned out better than I expected. My dad and I made a script and wrote parts of it on a dry erase board so we could film bits at a time. Then, we put it together on our computer. We had to cut out a lot, because two minutes is not a lot of time to explain something. Read more
Posted on July 7, 2011 by Cheyenne Hua
Hello, all! This is my blog, in which I will be documenting my summer innovation project. This is a very unique process for me, as I have never systematically "innovated" anything.
Since it's had a little while to sink in already, I don't get a rush of excitement every time someone mentions 3M or Discovery Education. However, it's still overwhelming that I am one of the ten finalists from the nation. When I received the phone call notifying me that I was a finalist, I spent several days half-expecting another call to come, saying that there was an error. But now I'm extremely eager to get started on the project. Read more
Posted on July 7, 2011 by Shayan Farmand
I have been interested in different fields of science and research all of my life. After I won first place in my school science fair, The Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition, and a First Honorable Mention at the Montgomery County Research Competition for my experiment in sound barriers, the science fair organizer e-mailed me the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge link. I looked it up online and was amazed by the whole idea of it, so I decided to enter! Read more
Posted on July 5, 2011 by Jack Andraka
I am so excited to be a finalist for this competition! I was inspired to enter this competition after my science teacher told me about the challenge since I am extremely passionate about science and math.
Making the video was so exciting because I learned so many new concepts in science and math. It was really enjoyable to discover how to present to the world my solution and it was fascinating to see all of these new experiences while creating my movie. I was so nervous while I waited for the announcement of the winners and when I got the call I was so happy I was jumping up and down because I had worked so hard and I could now discuss this science with the world's leading innovators. Read more
Posted on June 30, 2011 by Discovery Education
Welcome to the first-ever Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Blog! All 10 finalists will be posting this summer about their innovation projects. They'll be posting pictures, recording videos and talking about their projects. Read more