One Step Closer to Naming ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

DE3MYSC LogoPrepare to be blown away by some talented young people. Today, Discovery Education and 3M announced the top 10 students in the 12th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The finalists will head to New York in October to compete in the finals, hosted by Science Channel’s Danny Forster, with a focus on the “science of safety and security.”

What’s at stake? The winner will receive $50,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds ($25,000 cash value), the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist,” and a trip to St. Paul, Minnesota to work alongside 3M’s top scientists. Congrats and good luck to the 2010 finalists!

  • Riya Chandra, Fremont, California, Mission San Jose Elementary School
  • Sydney Clark, Austin, Texas, Clark Academy of Science and Art (Homeschool)
  • Sehee Kim, Cumming, Georgia, Piney Grove Middle School
  • Kai Klocke, Portland, Oregon, Cedar Park Middle School
  • Alexander Mataloni, Fairfax Station, Virginia, South County Secondary School
  • Liam McCarty, Elm Grove, Wisconsin, Brookfield Academy
  • Liam O’Brien, Unionville, Connecticut, West Woods Upper Elementary School
  • Raj Raina, Novi, Michigan, Novi Middle School
  • Christopher Riedman, Bismarck, North Dakota, Homeschool
  • Matthew Shimura, Honolulu, Hawaii, Punahou School