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Meet the Innovation Generation: 3M Young Scientist Winners

Meet the Innovation Generation: 3M Young Scientist Winners

On Tuesday, October 17th Gitanjali Rao became America’s Top Young Scientist by winning the 2017 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Gitanjali is working to develop Tethys, a sensor-based device that can detect lead in water faster than other current techniques. Rather than using expensive equipment for testing, Gitanjali’s cost-effective approach to water safety uses a mobile app

Prepare to be Amazed: Live from the 3M Young Scientist Challenge Finals

10 Real-World Problems, 10 Brilliant Young Minds, 10 Innovative Solutions Mark your calendars and save the date because you absolutely do not want to miss the opportunity to hear from some of the brightest young scientists in the country. Joining is as simple as 1,2,3. Get to know the finalists before the big event! The 10

5 Ways STEM Inspires Students to Change the World

Many of the problems we face in our world today will not be solved by today’s adults, but by the students in our classrooms. Whether it is inventing a better way to distribute clean water, repopulate endangered species, or traveling and colonizing Mars; our students will be the ones leading the way. We don’t have

Innovating Your Future: 3M Young Scientist Challenge

UPDATE: Friday, 10/13/17 We’ve made it to the last day of our Innovating Your Future call-to-action, as we prepare to announce the 2017 “Top Young Scientist”! Today is all about making connections, so we invite you to check out the incredible innovation of Sahil Doshi, our 2014 Top Young Scientist. Featured student using innovation to

6 Ways to Encourage STEM at Home

Research studies across the board all seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to family involvement: When families are involved with their children’s learning from the beginning and throughout their academic careers, students don’t just succeed — they shine. Many parents don’t know where to start, and at times feel like they

2017 Young Scientist Challenge Finalists

Discovery Education and 3M  present the 10 finalists from across America as part of its Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, which is celebrating its landmark 10th anniversary. The annual premier competition recognizes scientific thinking and imagination in students grades 5-8 who dream up a solution to an everyday problem that ultimately could reshape and

Fifteen Ideas to Start the Year with a STEM Culture

Getting Started with Building a STEM Culture As another school year kicks off, it’s important to examine simple ways to integrate STEM into classroom culture. We put together a collection of STEMtastic ideas to start the year with strategies, tools, and resources that will help build STEM in the classroom. At Discovery Education, STEM is

STEM Strategies that Work & STEMinar LIVE – May 2017

STEM Culture is something that is developed over time through intentional strategies which highlight STEM careers, STEM skills, and the interconnectivity of the world around us all. Each month we are highlighting some of the strategies we see in classrooms from our DEN and STEM educators building pathways for their colleagues to implement a STEM culture.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – April

We are celebrating the 3rd rock from the Sun: the Earth! This month we are highlighting something very dear to us all and worth protecting for our future, the Earth. Earth Day 2017 is officially April 22nd; however, we challenge you to help your students take the next step and highlight our planet beyond just

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – March

March is National Women’s History Month!  This month we are going to highlight women who have made an impact through STEM. Across history, women continue to make an incredible impact on our culture through their innovations, ideas, skills, and perseverance. With the efforts of STEMinists, including myself, women have been increasingly getting the recognition, respect, and

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