Discovery Education and 3M Announce Young Scientist Challenge Finalists

Young Scientist ChallengeAs summer commences for students across the country, ten budding student scientists from across the country will begin a unique summer mentorship program with a 3M scientist as finalists in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8.

In January, Discovery Education and 3M challenged students across the country to create a video that described a new innovation or solution that could solve or impact an everyday problem related to how we live, work or play. These students displayed top scientific ingenuity and inventive thinking and will now move forward into the next round to develop their idea from a concept into an actual prototype, with support from their 3M mentors.

At the end of the summer, students will travel to the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn., to present their final solutions to a panel of judges. The winning young scientist will win $25,0000, a trip from Discovery Student Adventures, and the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.”

We’d like to send a huge congratulations to the students below, and stay tuned for the final winner in October!

  • Maureen Botros, Wichita, Kan., Homeschool
  • Anish Chaluvadi, Simpsonville, S.C., Langston Charter Middle School
  • Daniel Culver, Montrose, Colo., Columbine Middle School
  • Timmy DeMember, Monrovia, Md., Windsor Knolls Middle School
  • Katie Hudek, Grafton, Mass., Homeschool
  • Srijay Kasturi, Reston, Va., Homeschool
  • Edward Kim, Waco, Texas, Midway Middle School
  • Brooke Martin, Spokane, Wash., Odyssey School at the Libby Center
  • Peyton Robertson, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Pine Crest School
  • Aishani Sil, Plano, Texas, Rice Middle School