The Young Scientist Blog

Your one-stop-shop for interesting STEM thought starters, video challenge tips, exclusive challenge participant interviews and much more! Check back regularly for the most up to date young scientist news and insights.

Recent Posts

Gitanjali - Reflecting on My Journey

Hello Fellow Scientists, I cannot believe we only have a couple weeks to go before we all meet each other in St Paul!

Allie - The Best Is Yet To Come

There were honestly some very difficult times on this journey, I'm not going to lie.

Ten Years of Science and Technology

October 17, 2017 will be a big day for a special group of young scientists. The 17th also marks the tenth anniversary of 3M and Discovery Education co-hosting our nation’s premiere science competition for middle school students. Let's looks back at tops stories from 2007 to gain perspective on how science and technology have developed along with these kids.

Samu - Creating Change

Check out my final video blog on my Young Scientist Challenge summer mentorship. What was your favorite part? Going back through everything I’ve done over the past couple of months, there have bee

Laalitya - Ready for the Challenge!

Hello fellow scientists! Its so hard to believe that my journey is now so close to being over, my innovation has been completed and it is now time to put the finishing tweaks on my presentation!

Rithvik - Piecing it all together

Hello Fellow Scientists, This summer has flown by fast, and it is hard to believe that the summer mentorship is coming to an end.

Samu - The Journey

Check out my latest video blog on my Young Scientist journey.  What has been the best part of the process so far? The best part of the entire process has definitely been watching my initial c

Makerspaces Boost Science Learning

Makerspaces and maker labs are popping up at schools around the country. These labs provide opportunities for hands-on, creative problem-solving and novel ways to boost science learning.

Kate - Summer Recap

Hello Scientists! With the final event coming up quickly, I thought I'd take some time to talk about my experience this summer.