The Young Scientist Blog

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Recent Posts

Meet the 3M Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Shafer

Meet Dr. Kathleen Shafer, the 3M mentor who helped Gitanjali Rao earn the title of 2017's Discovery Education 3M Top Young Scientist. Read on to learn about Dr. Shafer's background, early influencers, and her work with young people.

Fall Color

Autumn typically brings a riot of color to the forests of New England. But there and in many other areas of the country, why did the colors arrive late this year?

Over the Moon

International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration.

Kate - The End is Near

Hello Scientists! The end is near - in a good way! I'm so excited for the final event.

Devin - Science Super Summer

Devin Willis checking in its been the most exciting summer of my life jam-packed with once in a lifetime experience. Signing off, Devin Willis

Anika - An Incredible Journey

It is unbelievable that there are just a few days left before the Final Event!

Austin - It's a great big world

Dear fellow scientists, The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge has been a life changing experience for me.  It has opened my eyes to how big the world really is.

Simone - Minnesota Bound

Hi everyone! We're so close to reaching the end of the challenge!