3M and Discovery Education Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Young Scientist Challenge, Awards America's Top Scientist with $25,000 Prize

— 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.

3M and Discovery Education Announce First-Ever Young Scientist Virtual Field Trip

Students Will Be Introduced to Top Scientists and Technologies at 3M’s World of Innovation; Co-Hosts include MythBusters: The Search’s Kyle Hill and 2015 Young Scientist Challenge Winner Hannah Herbst

“I think kids are going to geek out on seeing the 3M Innovation Center and meeting real 3M scientists at this Virtual Field Trip as much as I did when I first came here. The energy is infectious!” ― Hannah Herbst

Discovery Education and 3M Search for America's 2017 Top Young Scientist; Chance for $25,000 and One-of-a-Kind Summer Mentorship with 3M Scientists

-- PLUS, New Young Scientist Lab Interactive Portal Brings Science to Life in the Classroom –

“Any curious middle schooler can enter! The key is just believing in yourself … you may never know whether an idea may change a person's life.” – Maanasa Mendu, 2016 Young Scientist Challenge Winner

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