Semifinalists Announced for 2010 Young Scientist Challenge

Today, Discovery Education and 3M announced the top 47 middle school students from across the country as semifinalists in the 12th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

The semifinalists were selected based on their science communication skills exhibited in a short video explaining the science behind issues millions of Americans face in everyday life, including preventing the spread of germs, ensuring food safety and sun protection.  All video entries were evaluated by a panel of judges and assessed on creativity, persuasiveness, classroom suitability, and overall presentation – not on video production skills.
Each semifinalist will receive $250 and a prize package including a plaque honoring their science teacher or mentor.  Judges will announce the top ten finalists in August, each of whom will be awarded an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to compete in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge finals on October 5, 2010.  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, Minn., to work alongside 3M’s top scientists and visit the 3M Innovation Center.


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  1. WIlliam Gates said:

    It is really very appreciable work that is done by you. You are providing a prize for the students those who are eligible for this.
    Really Very Nice thing because this will encourage the children to take the participation in the initiatives like this.

  2. james said:

    Ohoo!! I am happy to see this. You have here really shared one of the best posts.

    Thanks for sharing this.