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Young Scientist Challenge

MENTOR POST - THE FINAL EVENT

The long-awaited event is finally here! The finalists and their families arrived in St. Paul, MN, the international headquarters for 3M Company, to start the jam-packed two days for the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. I was so excited and fortunate to finally meet Nikita and his family in person and host them and the other finalists on 3M’s turf for the next two days. Read more

SAHIL DOSHI NAMED AMERICA’S TOP YOUNG SCIENTIST

SAHIL DOSHI NAMED AMERICA’S TOP YOUNG SCIENTIST| The top 10 finalists of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge traveled to 3M headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota earlier this week to compete for the title of America’s Top Young Scientist and $25,000! Ninth grader, Sahil Doshi, from Upper St. Clair School District’s Upper St. Clair High School, took home the title. Read more

NIKITA - THE FINAL

SAHIL - VIDEO BLOG

ANTHONY - MY OVERALL EXPERIENCE

MYTHRI - MY 5P JOURNEY: PATIENCE, PERSISTENCE, PERSPIRATION, PRECISION, AND PROGRESS

Excited about going to St Paul, Minnesota

I think the reality of the competition just sunk in a little deeper.  I woke up thinking about the trip to Minnesota.  I’m really looking forward to meeting my mentor in person, the finalists, as well as all the people who are supporting us in the competition.  I also have that nervous energy that you get when you have a big game. Read more

KATHERINE - REFLECTING

ANDREW- MY SCIENTIFIC JOURNEY

DAVID - FINAL BLOG POST

Probably the most challenging part of this entire journey was breeding mosquito larvae. At times, there would be no evidence of mosquito larvae in the water. A day later I could come back and there would be hundreds of larvae floating on the surface. Two days later, I could come back and there wouldn't be anything.

Another challenging part of my journey was finding a way of mounting the electronics in a dry, waterproof place onboard the robot. I went through six prototypes trying to do just this! Read more

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