Loudoun County, Va. (August 28, 2014) – Discovery Education and 3M have named Shreya Kurdukar, an eighth-grader at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School, one of 36 state merit winners in the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8.
The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge targets students in the years when research indicates their interest in science begins to wane and encourages them to explore scientific concepts and creatively communicate their findings. Each January, students nationwide are asked to create a short video communicating the science behind a possible solution to an everyday problem.
Kurdukar’s video detailed her work on the solar-powered Magic Bike, a solution to the growing pollution problem. She will receive special recognition on the challenge website, youngscientistchallenge.com, and a 3M innovation prize pack.
For more information on the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, including photos and bios of the 10 finalists and a list of the state merit winners, go to www.youngscientistchallenge.com.
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content and professional development for K-12. 3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. With $31 billion in sales, 3M employs 89,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries.