Young Scientist Challenge finalists

Discovery Education ( and 3M ( announced today the top 10 finalists in the 13th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge ( finalist will have an exclusive opportunity to work directly with a 3M Scientist during a summer mentorship program; the finalist will be challenged to create an innovation that solves a problem he/she has identified in everyday life.
The ten finalists (in alphabetical order):

--Jack Andraka, Hanover, Md., Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School
--Braeden Benedict, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., St. John Fisher School
--Caroline Boschetto, Doylestown, Pa., Our Lady of Mount Carmel
--Austin Curtis, Bedford, Ind., Fayetteville Elementary School
--Shawn Farmand, Eagleview, Pa., Skyview Upper Elementary School
--John Holtgrewe, Paducah, Ky., Paducah Middle School
--Cheyenne Hua, New York, N.Y., Hunter College High School
--Nolan Lenard, Mobile, Ala., St. Luke's Episcopal School
--Divya Ravinder, Lakeland, Fla., Lawton Chiles Middle Academy
--Albert Tung, Irvine, Calif., Rancho San Joaquin Middle School