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Media Room

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 Christina Scripps 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.

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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