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How Tomorrow’s Scientists are Grown Today

3M Discovery Education Challenge

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Dr. Delony Langer-Anderson is a mentor in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Dr. Langer-Anderson has a PhD. in analytic chemistry and works for 3M as a new product developer in the consumer health division. She’s worked on iconic projects such as Scotch Blue Painters Tape and good old fashioned Duct Tape. She also studied to become an elementary school teacher before settling on a career in chemistry – so she was a natural to tap when 3M needed a mentor for the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

She says kids – particularly middle school kids are often overlooked by adults when you think about solving real-life problems…but they shouldn’t be. She says kids – particularly middle school kids are often overlooked by adults when you think about solving real-life problems…but they shouldn’t be. Here is ample proof that kids DO have great ideas that not only make the world better, they can make good money too. Winners of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge take home 25K and even second-place finalists, like Brooke Martin, can go on to turn their ideas into lucrative business. For more information on the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, go to www.youngscientistchallenge.com

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