15-year-old Hannah Herbst, winner of the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

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CLASSROOMS WORLDWIDE INVITED TO MEET AMERICA’S TOP YOUNG SCIENTIST DURING DISCOVERY EDUCATION LIVE STREAM EVENT

15-year-old Hannah Herbst, winner of the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

WHAT:               On Tuesday, March 8, Discovery Education will host a unique, live-streamed event featuring 15-year-old Hannah Herbst, winner of the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. This live stream event will provide inspiration to students about how they can make a difference in the world. Hannah will share information about her unique invention, talk about her experiences in the challenge and answer questions from aspiring young scientists. Students can submit their own questions for Hannah to answer on air by clickinghere.

Inspired by her 9 year old pen pal living in Ethiopia who lacks a reliable source of power and electricity, Hannah created an energy probe prototype that seeks to offer a stable power source to developing countries by using untapped energy from ocean currents. Hannah submitted this innovative idea to the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge and after working one-on-one with a 3M Scientist Mentor to bring her idea to life, she was awarded the grand prize of $25,000. As America’s Top Young Scientist, Hannah has traveled the nation to share her innovation, appearing on national media outlets such as Fox and Friends, Wake Up With Aland at the Social Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley.

To register to attend, please visit http://www.youngscientistchallenge.com/live-event.

WHO:                  Hannah Herbst, winner of the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

WHEN                Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

WHERE:               http://www.youngscientistchallenge.com/live-event

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