Smart girl lives in Fremont

The education beat is totally easy. PR flacks and administrators hand you stuff on a silver platter.

I just got an email about Riya Chandra. She’s a fifth grader at Mission San Jose Elementary School, but somehow she’s one of 10 finalists for the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, which is for middle school students.

She’ll compete in New York this fall, with the winner receiving a $50,000 savings bond.
For more on Riya, including a video, click here.

Matt Artz