Posted on June 28, 2012 by Discovery Education
From Connecticut to California, this year’s top young scientists are from all across the country. And from soccer and Taekwondo to orchestra and movie-making, their interests are diverse too. Yet despite their differences, they have one important thing in common: All ten finalists love science! Read more
Posted on September 29, 2011 by Shayan Farmand
Hi everyone, I would like to thank 3M and Discovery Education for this incredible experience. I would also like to thank Dr. Oxman, my mentor, for guiding me through the Young Scientist Challenge. I'm so excited for finally getting to meet all the finalists! My final video blog is attached!
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Posted on September 29, 2011 by Jack Andraka
Hi there this is Jack Andraka from AMAZING MARYLAND. Anyway I still cannot believe that I fly out to St.Paul in only 3 DAYS!!! I am super super excited to meet the other 9 finalists. I'm practicing the presentation of my innovation, and while this does take up a ton of time, I still somehow manage to do all of my homework (which is really hard to do in high school). Anyway I'm giving a special shout out to my mentor Dr. Ylitalo for being the best mentor ever!!! Read more
Posted on September 27, 2011 by Braeden Benedict
This is going to be my last blog post. This has been such a great experience for me, as I am sure it has been for all the finalists.
As I mentioned in my last video blog, my favorite part has been working on something that has real world application. I feel like my innovation has the potential to really help people. Along the way, I have learned so much about the process of innovation. I had no idea when I began how many poor ideas one must go through to find a good one. I have come to realize the truth of Thomas Edison’s saying, “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” I had to put in so much hard work to make my idea work. Read more
Posted on September 25, 2011 by Austin Curtis
This will be my last blog entry.
I've had fun doing this project over the summer (and through school) and I am excited about the trip to the finals in Minneapolis. Read more
Posted on September 22, 2011 by John Holtgrewe
Being a top 10 finalist has taken me many places that I never thought I would be. I was interviewed on my local news network WPSD. They asked me questions about the challenge and my project. It was very exciting and interesting to watch the broadcast from the studio. Read more
Posted on August 30, 2011 by Austin Curtis
Hi this is Austin, this video is better this week because we have had success with my project. I was able to talk to my mentor for a long time last night on the phone. He used to be a boy scout and he would get dry ice and put ice cream on it and give it to his fellow boy scouts. When the presentation night comes, he will have dry ice for me to freeze my project quickly with.
My video shows how my project is coming along.
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Posted on August 21, 2011 by Caroline Boschetto
Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge
Caroline Boschetto Video Blog #1
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Posted on August 8, 2011 by Cheyenne Hua
After a month of grueling, but exhilarating, math camp, I am back at home and ready to plunge my entire self into this project. This past weekend, I took my testing chamber, which had encountered a lot of building problems, to a professional welder to see if they could help me. Unfortunately, they couldn’t, so I went to Home Depot to get some ideas. I got more than ideas. Read more
Posted on August 7, 2011 by Austin Curtis
This week we needed rainwater for testing part of my project, and in summer it's usually dry, but a sudden downpour of 4 in. was plenty of rainwater. My mentor helped me out this week with a few problems we had. Today a news reporter interviewed me and I was kind of nervous. I tried not to give too many deatails away about my project.
We've been testing some ideas and trying to decide if my final project is possible. If not I will have to pick one of my other ideas. Read more