"The 3M Young Scientist Challenge is different than all the other science competitions because middle school students are encouraged and empowered to innovate. Also the finalists are mentored by experts in how to take their ideas from a video to a working prototype. It is truly amazing!"
Young Scientist Challenge Role:
Sr Director of STEM Initiatives
Meet Dr. Moss. As senior director of global STEM initiatives for Discovery Education, Dr. Cindy Moss designs, develops and implements initiatives to inspire students’ curiosity in STEM. Prior to joining Discovery Education, Dr. Moss taught for 21 years then was the Director of PreK-12 STEM for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She also taught biology and chemistry. Among her many achievements, she won a National Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation. In 2011, Dr. Moss was selected by STEMConnector as one of the 100 Women Leaders in STEM. She was also selected in 2015 as one of Diversity Matters’ 100 Women leaders in STEM Innovation.
Dr. Moss holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, master’s degree in science from Syracuse University and doctorate in science curriculum and instruction from the Curtin Institute of Technology in Perth, Western Australia.