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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 –