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Discovery Education
— Gitanjali Rao named America’s Top Young Scientist in Nation’s Premier Middle School Science Competition for inventing a device that aims to test for lead in water — Silver Spring, Md. and St. Paul, Minn. (October 18, 2017) – 3M (@3M) and Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) have named 11-year-old Gitanjali Rao from Lone Tree, Colo., the winner of the 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist). Gitanjali is working to develop Tethys, a sensor-based device that can detect lead in water faster than other current techniques.
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Laalitya Acharya
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! The past few months have been truly some of the best!! I can still remember the moment my innovation worked and that feeling was just so awesome! Its truly a wonderful moment to think that something you have created has worked and can help the world if implemented!
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DE Admin
Exclusive Sweety High interview with Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Harrison.  Many kids dream of becoming astronauts, of rocketing into outer space and traveling amongst the stars. For most kids, this is a daydream that fades with age. But Abigail “Astronaut Abby” Harrison was never like most kids. When she decided she would travel through space, she meant it - and at 20 years old, she has shaped her entire life around the pursuit of that singular goal.
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Kim Moldofsky
According to the National Climate Assessment heavy rains are becoming more common. Even worse, extreme precipitation events now occur more frequently and at heavier levels than they did in the past. Young scientists can help turn the tide.
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Discovery Education
--Ten Young Inventors Compete for $25,000 and the Title of ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’ in Nation’s Premier Science Competition –
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Kim Moldofsky
Kim Moldofsky is the publisher of The Maker Mom and STEM Kids Chicago.
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DE Admin
Young Scientists, your time is almost up! The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge closes tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19. You must submit your entry before 8 PM ET for the chance to win an exclusive 3M Mentorship, a trip to the 3M World HQ, up to $25,000 and more! You don't want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity - YOU could be America's Top Young Scientist. Do you have questions or need help submitting your entry? Email us at YSC@discovery.com. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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DE Admin
There's only one week left to submit your entry to the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Your 1-2 minute YouTube video and all entry details must be finalized and submitted before 8 PM EST on April 19, 2017. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity! 10 STEPS TO FINALIZE YOUR YOUNG SCIENTIST CHALLENGE ENTRY:
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Kim Moldofsky
Kim Moldofsky is the publisher of The Maker Mom and STEM Kids Chicago. The entry period for the 2017 Young Scientist Challenge closes on April 19. Two weeks is a substantial span for a typical middle school student, so there’s still plenty of time to enter and many compelling reasons to do so.
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There are only two weeks left to enter the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Your 1-2 minute YouTube video and all entry details must be finalized and submitted before 8 PM ET on April 19, 2017. Whether you are just getting started or already putting the finishing touches on your video, don't worry! There is still plenty of time to submit a successful entry. Start off by marking your calendar, placing a reminder note by your bed, or setting an alarm on your phone to remind yourself to submit by April 19th.