Leo- Blog Post #1

Hello fellow scientists!  My name is Leo and I’m 14 years old and live in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.

I’d like to share with you a little about my journey to-date.  I love science and engineering projects and was already working on my project before I even found out about the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. My project was so interesting and going so well, that I decided that I wanted to enter a science contest to share it. I learned about the Young Scientist Challenge online, and I knew it would be an excellent opportunity.

I really enjoyed making my entry video. Before making my video, I was not very experienced with video editing or being on camera. It was cool to learn how to edit video and I decided to even try using a Green Screen effect.  During this process, I learned skills that I have already used in other areas of life!

When I was waiting to hear if I was a finalist, I was excited and curious, but I would not say that I was expecting to be a finalist. I knew there were many other great projects across the country, and I didn’t realize that I would be in the top ten of all of them! When I got the call that I was a finalist, I was surprised, but extremely happy to have such a great opportunity. My friends and family are very excited and proud of me. We can all hardly believe that I am top ten in the country in something!  I am very glad that I entered this challenge, and I am excited for what will happen next.

If I win the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, I will definitely be very happy and proud of myself, but I still have to decide what I would do with the prize money. I will probably split up the money, and use part of it for more science research, save some for college, and donate a portion of the money.

Thanks for reading!

Leo