Simone - T minus 3 months


My name’s Simone and I’m a seventh grader from rainy Seattle Washington.

Welcome to my first blog post! I heard about the Young Scientist Challenge from my science teacher and immediately went to the internet to learn more about it. As I scrolled through the archives of winners and contestants, I became more and more sure that I wanted to enter. It was really inspiring to me to see all the other contestants’ passions, and how the were able to pursue their ideas and make them a reality. I don’t have a lot of experience in science or technology, but I decided to see how far I could take my idea. I was ecstatic when I got a working prototype, but I had no idea that I would be a finalist.

My friends and family have all been really supportive, especially my parents, who spent many an afternoon driving me around to various electronic stores. I’m so excited for this opportunity to explore my ideas with my amazing mentor Jeff, meet other young scientists, and spend my summer learning!

Until next time,