DCYSCDiscovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (National Park Foundation)
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In 1999, Discovery created the DCYSC to help address America's chronic underachievement in science and math.
The countdown to choosing America's Top Young Scientist continues next month, on September 14th, when the field of 400 semifinalists is narrowed by the DCYSC judges to the "Final Forty.
The "Final Forty" will be selected from 400 semifinalists and will advance to the DCYSC National Competition in October of 2004 in Washington, D.
That list of issues is long, says Steve Jacobs, head judge of DCYSC.
As Bryce Melton, another DCYSC finalist, found during his study of different sunblocks: It helps to organize your data into graphs (see The Scoop on Sunscreen, p.
Nolan's work earned him a spot at last fall's DCYSC.
We try to deal with issues in the news," says Steve "Jake" Jacobs, head DCYSC judge.
Both DCYSC and ISEF are organized by Science Service, a nonprofit organization that publishes Science News magazine and Science News for Kids.
At DCYSC, Kelydra learned that scientists have to speak clearly if they want to persuade people that their research is significant.
The LeapFrog iQuest(TM) interactive talking handheld product will be tagged in DCYSC 30-second vignettes that will air throughout fourth quarter 2002 on the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Health Channel and The Science Channel(TM).
At the 2003 DCYSC competition, Erica won a week at Vanderbilt University's Girls and Science Camp.