November 2017

Idea to Action: Inspiration is All Around

You probably know the old adage that “Every great journey beginning with a single step.” But what motivates a person to take that step? What moves someone from idea to action? I interviewed inventors and young scientists to find out!

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?