THE BRONX - A Throgs Neck student was flown across the country after winning a national competition to assist Bill Nye the Science Guy. 

Donna Grace Moleta's passions are science and the environment, so she jumped at the opportunity to take part in the "Get Schooled with Bill Nye the Science Guy" competition. 

The Preston High School senior sent out a 140-character tweet that beat out hundreds of others, earning her a trip to Minneapolis where she assisted Nye on stage in a two-hour demonstration at the Mall of America. 

The 17-year-old says the experience only further solidified her love of science and her long-term goal to become an environmental engineer. 

For an extended interview with Moleta, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.