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Welcome to the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Media Room, where you can find news, press releases, videos, and photos from past and present challenge years.

For press inquiries or photos of previous challenges, please contact Dara Klatt at

In the News

People love to hear about students solving everyday challenges with out-of-the-box thinking.  From national television outlets to local newspapers, Young Scientist Challenge finalists’ ideas are in the spotlight.

April 12, 2016 - WSN-TV, FL

South Florida High Schooler Heading to the White House

March 7, 2016 - Debbie Wasserman Schultz for Congress


January 29, 2016 - PR Daily

Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Named Winner of Best Education/Scholarship Program

December 20, 2015 - Mashable

26 Incredible Innovations that Improved the World in 2015

May 12, 2015 - U.S. News & World Report

Young Teen's Device Helps Drowsy Drivers Stay Alert

May 12, 2015 - U.S. News & World Report

Texas Eighth-Grader Builds Robots to Combat World Issues

May 12, 2015 - U.S. News & World Report

California Teen's Work Aids Athletes in Contact Sports

March 24, 2015 - Mashable

These young science fair exhibitors will put your achievements to shame

March 23, 2015 - The White House Blog

President Obama Hosts 5th White House Science Fair

January 8, 2015 - Associated Press

Hassan lauds globally renowned teen scientist

January 5, 2015 - THE Journal

What Will the Learning Device for the Future Look Like?

January 5, 2015 - MPRNews

A Beautiful World: Brilliant kids and the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

January 2015 - Forbes

Deepika Kurup, 30 Under 30: Energy

November 2, 2014 - Fox News

Young scientist showcased in national competition

October 24, 2014- The Washington Post

Local teens' inventions impress scientists

October 17, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Upper St. Clair student wins $25,000 as 'America's Top Young Scientist

October 15, 2014 - NBC News

14-Year-Old Who Built Low-Cost Battery Is Named 'Top Young Scientist'

October 7, 2014 - Wake Up with Al

Young Scientist Challenge

September 1, 2014 - ABC News Online

Kid Inventors Vie for Top Honors in National Science Competition

August 27, 2014 - Mashable

9 Incredible Science Projects by Brilliant Kids

August 15, 2014 - The Washington Post

Three Local Middle-Schoolers are Finalists for Science Ingenuity

May 27, 2014 - WhiteHouse.Gov

Meet the Exhibitors in the 2014 White House Science Fair

May 27, 2014 - Gawker

President Barack Obama Looks at the Project of Peyton Robertson

May 27, 2014 - ABC News

President Obama Unleashes His "Inner Nerd" at White House Science Fair

January 13, 2014 - TED

3 Brilliant Inventions from a 12-Year-Old Scientist

November 11, 2013 - The Ellen Degeneres Show

The Incredible Peyton Robertson

October 28, 2013 - NBC South Florida

Fort Lauderdale Boy, 11, Invents "Sandless Sandbags" For Natural Disasters

October 24, 2013 - ABC News

Sixth-Grader Invents Sandless Sandbags to Save Lives and Property in Floods

October 11, 2013 - The Huffington Post

Peyton Robertson, 11, Invents Better Sandbag For Protection During Hurricanes And Floods (VIDEO)

October 10, 2013 - NBC News

11-year-old designs a better sandbag, named 'America's Top Young Scientist'

October 9, 2013 -

Teen who invented Internet-enabled dog treat dispenser wins 2nd at national science competition

August 22, 2013 -

The Huffington Post - Deepika Kurup

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