First, check out our newest Être interview with teen innovator Sammy Wolfe, who developed a revolutionary heated lacrosse stick (it heats to 70 degrees and yep, charges just like a cell phone) in middle school, potentially changing the game for devoted LAX athletes everywhere. Click here to read what she told Être about sports and young entrepreneurship, watch her on CBS below and read more about FingerFireTM here!
Then meet Jordan Reeves, who invented a glitter-shooting prosthetic arm when she was only 11 yrs old...and she's just getting started! (Photo - Celine Grourard)
Now check out 4GirlsTech...a company started by Mercer Henderson when she was just 14! Her company makes the coolest apps, raises money for social good and encourages girls exactly like you to become entrepreneurs! U can follow along @mercer.henderson!
And WAIT...come meet Astronaut Abby,
who at 13 became a Tedx public speaker about her dream to be the first astronaut to Mars!
Fast forward to today... Abby, while in college, founded The Mars Generation - a completely awesome non-profit inspiring young innovators in STEM and space! You can follow @TheMarsGen on insta here or check out their blog over here. #TheMarsGeneration
And we have to say CONGRATULATIONS (!!!) to the 2017 WINNER of the Discovery Education 3M #YoungScientist Challenge...11 year old Gitanjali Rao! This 6th grader hopes to reduce the time of lead detection in water by using her mobile app to get a nearly immediate status of water! Click here to watch her entry video and be as impressed and inspired as we are!
Meet...Margaux Mitera! Margaux (pictured above with science buddy Maanasa Mendu...u can read more about her below) is a senior product development engineer with 3M and already has three patents pending! Margaux invents new Post-it® Notes products (yep, those things we use like crazy at Être), and before that she developed UV light-curing process technologies for adhesives and coatings to abrasives. She holds awards for technical excellence and innovation at 3M and was appointed 2017 Chair of the 3M Tech Forum. Margaux is passionate about product research and development, and mentors young scientists in her spare time. She's basically a science celebrity...and a new Être #rolemodel! Click here if you have a question for Margaux - we'll send it & let you know what she says!
What else can you do? Think. Create. Then enter the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge in 2018! Why enter? You could be America's next Top Young Scientist! You could win $25,000. And...you could change the world with the ideas you enter! Take a look at the contest requirements to enter and then get a look at the profile & ideas of this year's WINNER above! Then check out all ten of the impressive finalists right here!
SO...wondering how to get your amazing idea actually funded? Have we got a movie for you! Check out the trailer to She Started It, and then email us to find a screening near you. Girls, we're telling you...THIS is your new fav movie!