The Young Scientist Blog

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Recent Posts

Young Scientist Problems

Scientific research is challenging enough. Imagine if you had to ask your parents for permission any time you needed to head to your research lab! Read about #YoungScientistProblems.

Idea to Action: Inspiration is All Around

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!

Meet the 3M Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Shafer

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.

Fall Color

Autumn typically brings a riot of color to the forests of New England. But there and in many other areas of the country, why did the colors arrive late this year?

Over the Moon

International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration.

Kate - The End is Near

Hello Scientists! The end is near - in a good way! I'm so excited for the final event.

Devin - Science Super Summer

Devin Willis checking in its been the most exciting summer of my life jam-packed with once in a lifetime experience. Signing off, Devin Willis