Mousey Monday – America’s Top Young Scientist














Mousey is tuning in LIVE tomorrow, October 8, 2013, from 3:00pm-5:00pm ET to see who will be named America’s Top Young Scientist!!!!!! There are 10 middle school students who are finalists to the 3M Young Scientist Challenge!!!


The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is the nation’s premier science competition for grades 5-8. This year, students from all over the nation submitted their 21st century ideas to help solve everyday problems in our world. Ten outstanding students were chosen as finalists and have been working all summer, with the help of a 3M Scientist Mentor, to bring their innovative ideas to life. At today’s event, the ten finalists will gather at 3M headquarters in St. Paul, MN to share their inspiring journeys and present their unique innovations to a panel of judges. One lucky winner will take home the grand prize of $25,000 and be crowned “America’s Top Young Scientist.”


Register today for this live event! ( )


Meet The Finalists:

This year’s ten finalists come from all over the US:

  • Reeny Botros, Wichita, KS: Homeschool
  • Anish Chaluvadi, Simpsonville, SC: Greenville County Schools
  • Daniel Culver, Montrose, CA: Montrose County School District (RE-1J)
  • Tim DeMember, Monrovia, MD: Frederick County
  • Katie Hudek, Grafton, MA: Homeschool
  • Srijay Kasturi, Reston, VA: Homeschool
  • Edward Kim, Waco, TX: Midway ISD
  • Brooke Martin, Spokane, WA: Spokane District 81
  • Peyton Robertson, Fort Lauderdale, FL: Private (Palm Beach County School District)
  • Aishani Sil, Plano, TX: Plano Independent School District

Meet The Judges:

We have four distinguished district partners joining us on the judging panel this year:

  • Jonathan Harper, Science Curriculum Supervisor, Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Kellie Lauth, District Science and STEM Coordinator K-12 at Adams 12 Five Star School in CO
  • Julian Barnes, Coordinator of Science, Roanoke County Schools
  • Sherry Ulery, Chief of Staff to the Chief Education Officer, Chicago Public Schools



We understand the importance of engaging students in the areas of STEM and believe that through partnerships like the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, we can engage and excite students, and build a next generation of STEM innovators.


If your students are interested in entering next year, the 2014 Challenge will open in December 2013, and teachers who teach grades 5-8 can visit our site for lesson plans and other classroom resources to prepare their students for the challenge next year!!!




Please encourage your fellow colleagues and friends to join us on October 8, 2013 from 3-5pm ET. We couldn’t be more proud of what these students have accomplished, and hope you’ll take the time to support their efforts by tuning in!


Register today for this live event! ( )


Mousey hopes to see you all there!!



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