Author Archives: Mike Bryant

Winner of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Winner of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

America’s 2016 Top Young Scientist is 13-year-old Maanasa Mendu Maanasa, a ninth grader at William Mason High School in Mason City School District, competed alongside nine other finalists during a live competition at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn. She was awarded the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist” as well as a $25,000

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Special Message from Val Skinner

Special Guest Blog Post from Val Skinner I was inspired to start the Val Skinner Foundation and create LIFE (LPGA Pros In the Fight to Eradicate breast cancer) after watching my friend and fellow LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Tour Golf Professional, Heather Farr, fight and eventually lose her battle against breast cancer.  Heather was

Education Station Farm-to-Table Virtual Field Trip

Register Now for the Education Station Farm-to-Table Virtual Field Trip What’s your carbon footprint? Join classrooms all over the country as they calculate their carbon footprint and propose solutions to help offset their carbon footprint.  The first 25 classes to submit their ideas will receive a resource pack to do the hands-on activity featured in

Life of a Can

The word is out! A new and exciting classroom program launched last week that highlights the critical importance of recycling.  Life of a Can: The Never-ending Story is a partnership between Discovery Education and Novelis, a global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world’s largest aluminum recycler.  The program highlights the importance of recycling

3M Young Scientist Challenge: Top 10 Finalists Announced!

Biodegradable plastic. A low-cost CPR simulator. Safe energy storing devices. An efficient water quality monitoring system. Discovery Education and 3M are excited to announce the Top 10 National Finalists chosen in the award-winning Young Scientist Challenge, who’s innovations work towards creating solutions for tomorrow’s challenges. There were hundreds of submissions from all corners of the

Careers Beyond the Court

Quick.  As a bell ringer, ask your students to name someone who has/had a career in professional sports. Did you get any names? Were all the names given of athletes? When most people think of a career in professional sports, they immediately think of that career athlete.  That person that has amazing ability, honed by

2016 Siemens Competition is Officially Open

The next generation of STEM leaders resides in your class today.  Discovery Education and Siemens Foundation are incredibly excited to provide an opportunity for students to solve some of the world’s toughest problems, engage with distinguished scientists, and win a college scholarship worth up to $100,000! The Siemens Competition is the nation’s premier science research

Welcome to Decoding Cancer

The Val Skinner Foundation, the LIFE Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the Rutgers School of Public Health and Discovery Education have joined forces to provide the high school community with cutting-edge resources designed to expand their understanding of the science of cancer and the biological, genetic, and emotional impact on the patient

Red Nose Day: Virtual Field Trip May 18th

Join Us Wednesday, May 18th @ 1PM ET Exclusive virtual field trip next Wednesday, May 18th @ 1pm ET, with Connie Britton, star of Nashville and Friday Night Lights (and United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador), and the students of Staten Island Academy. Connie Britton will lead the discussion on the root causes and impact of poverty, explore how students are helping