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October 2012

Congratulations to our 2012 Finalists!

The 2012 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge has come to a close, and we're proud to announce that a winner has been crowned. Congratulations Deepika Kurup from Nashua, NH- America's 2012 Top Young Scientist! Read more

Anin - Final Blog

I would like to thank my mentor, Dr. Oxman, for helping me throughout this amazing experience. Dr. Oxman heard all my ideas, questions, reviewed my  experiment results  in detail and has constantly provided me with support and encouragement through out this process. Thank you Dr. Oxman !! I look forward to meeting you. Read more

Chase - We've Won Already

Well, I finally shipped the Refugee Travois off to 3M!

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Deepika - YSC Final Week: Closing Post

Hello Science Enthusiasts!

The last week of the Young Scientist Challenge has finally come. These past few months have been an incredible experience. Although I am excited for the final event, I am disappointed that the summer mentorship program is coming to an end. Read more


Gabriel - Reflection and Anticipation

I can't believe it's only one week until Minneapolis!  Some days it felt like the final event was very far away and other days I was rushing to complete an experiment and feeling like there was no time at all.  But now the time is here. Read more

Naren - The final blog post...

My Video Blog

As the innovation journey comes to an end, and the final event is coming closer, I now reflect on the journey. It was an amazing experience working with a real 3M scientist and getting to develop and innovate along with him. That truly was a memorable experience! As the final event comes closer, I'm super excited, but I'm also a bit nervous. It feels like the journey went by so fast! Read more

Brandon - Final Post

I would have never thought that I would reach this moment! Over two months ago, I was writing my first blog entry. I couldn’t have imagined that, soon enough, I would be typing up my last blog and preparing for St. Paul! Read more

Aidan - Final Blog!

Hello Everyone,

My innovation, the Fibonacci Power Pak, is finally finished and I’m running it through tests to see how it performs.  My data so far shows that it is working as planned and the power output is even better than expected! Special thanks to my 3M mentor Dr. Belma who was able to provide 3M materials to help it come together.  I ran into a lot of challenges and mechanical problems along the way but I learned the lesson to never give up! Read more

Patrick - My Journey as a 3M/Discovery Education Finalist

- Explore. My first assignment was to explore-  "to look around, think about problems that I see, and document my observations."  It's harder now not to see problems and think about them. Read more

Carolyn - Thank You!

Thank You
The 3M Discovery Education Young Scientist Challenge has been an awesome experience.  Definitely, my favorite part has been working with a 3M mentor.  Dr.  Appeaning has been a very valuable resource for me over the summer.  She not only helped me with deciding on 3M products, but I also bounced many scientific ideas off her.  It was so wonderful and fun to have an opportunity to work with a real professional scientist. Read more

Anishaa - On Wrapping Things Up

And so it ends. The summer full of so much energy and work, and the beginning of the school year, holding anticipation and worry, and excitement. In about 2 weeks, I will no longer be in Pennsylvania, but I will be in Minnesota, pitting my mind against 9 other very talented finalists in the competition that truly has changed my life. Read more

Anishaa - Eighth Blog - On Potential

Hey everybody!

I've been working as much as I can on this project- around school, homework, band practice, etc. Read more

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