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Today, math lovers across the globe celebrate the fascinating mathematical constant Pi, π, or approximately 3.14. This is the number you get if you divide the circumference of any circle by its diameter. What makes Pi so special? Well, simply speaking, it goes on forever! We could calculate decimals all day, all week and all year long and never reach the end! Pi will always be an approximation. In honor of this puzzling number, let's test your knowledge in Math, Science, Engineering and Technology with this fun quiz brought to you by The Young Scientist Challenge!
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Mentorship is an extremely valuable resource for a young scientist! Mentors can help guide research, trouble-shoot experiments and give advice on how to deliver your findings. Astrophysicist, educator, inventor and Science Channel Host Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi told The Young Scientist Team, "Mentorship is paramount. The scientific process, the process by which we uncover new information and invent new technologies, requires certain skills that virtually no one is born with but everyone can learn. The way that we learn it is by working with mentors."
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Kim Moldofsky
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!
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Discovery Education
11th Annual ‘Young Scientist Challenge’ Opens for Submissions from America’s Young Scientists
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YSC Ambassador Abigail “Astronaut Abby” Harrison shares her experience at this year’s challenge event. It feels like not too long ago I was a “kid scientist", with big dreams of changing the world and a long way to go. So when I was asked to be a guest judge for the 2017 Young Scientist Challenge, and meet 10 kids just like me, I jumped at the opportunity.
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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.
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Amy Poehler's Smart Girls