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Young Scientist Challenge

Hannah - You Can't Do It Alone

Hello, Scientists!

What a great week! Construction of my prototype is in full swing. I’m on the verge of a breakthrough, and am excited to test my design very soon! 

I hope that you all enjoy my third video blog post. Mr. Emslander and I had a lot of fun putting it together for you!

“What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give her best in order to discover what she already knows.”
― Paeulo Coeho

Signing off,
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Sanjana - Research, a Stepping Stone for Success

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi once said, “Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.” Read more

Arthur-Narrowing It Down

Hannah - H2O to Go

Hello, Young Sceintists!

This week, I am studying at a summer resdential research camp. Seeing that our camp is called H2O to Go, our central topic is water! The camp is all about discovering new ideas, uncovering knowedge, and growing as scientists and engineers. It was amazing to discover scence in a hands-on way while forming bonds with my classmates. Read more


Hello everyone,

For the past week, I narrowed my list down to three problems and then selected one to solve as my final solution. I chose them based on what I knew from my previous experience, and eliminated the ones that addressed only a limited amount of the population. Read more


Ever since Discovery Education and 3M announced that I was a finalist, I have come up with possible problems we face that I could solve as my final project. I narrowed the list down to three problems, by choosing the ones I was most interested in solving. I also took into consideration the time I had and the scope of impact of my solution. I eliminated the ones that addressed only a limited amount of the population. I eliminated the ones that did not have a large economical impact as well. Read more


Hi! my name is Sanjana, and I am super excited to write about my first day experience preparing for the summer long project and to be mentored by Dr. Dailey. First of all, I would like to thank Discovery Education and 3M for considering my idea and allowing me to work with proper guidance from a renowned scientist. I am truly honored by it. About two months ago, after winning awards at Science Olympiad competitions, my 8th grade Science teacher suggested that I submit my new idea to Young Scientist Challenge. This really boosted my inclination to invent and work on science projects. Read more

Amulya - First Post!!

Hi there! I’m Amulya and I live in Pittsburgh. I am so excited to be one of America’s top ten young scientists along with nine absolutely brilliant people. Read more


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