3M Young Scientist Challenge

Monday, October 18 - Tuesday, October 19

You’re invited to watch and celebrate the ten national finalists as they compete virtually for the title of America’s Top Young Scientist!

All summer, these extraordinary students worked with mentors from 3M on inventions that can reshape the way we live our lives!

Join us as the finalists compete in two hands-on challenges, present their final innovations to a prestigious panel of judges, and find out in real-time who our 2021 grand prize winner is!

To learn more, scroll down to see what is planned for these two exciting days.


Monday, December 13 | Hands-On Challenges

See pairs of the ten 3M Young Scientist national finalists work together to solve two specially
designed challenges.
12:00 PM – 4:45 PM ET
Challenge 1
6:30 PM -9:45 PM ET
Challenge 2

Tuesday, October 19 | Final Presentations

Watch each of the 3M Young Scientist national finalists present their projects to an esteemed panel of judges.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Part I: First Five Presentations
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Part II: Second Five Presentations

Tuesday, October 19 | Award Ceremony

Find out who will be the 2021 America’s Top Young Scientist!
6:15 PM ET
Award Ceremony Begins
6:55 PM ET
Grand Prize Winner Announced
7:00 PM ET
Awards Ceremony Concludes
Learn more about the challenge here and see the 2021 3M Young Scientist Challenge Finalists here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it cost to attend this event? No, this event is free to attend. Will this event be recorded? Yes, this event will be recorded and shared with registered participants after the event. What do I do if I need technical assistance? If you are unable to join the meeting, please visit the Zoom Support Center for useful information. Reminder: before the event, we highly recommend you test your connection by joining a test meeting at https://zoom.us/test. Have other questions about this event? Contact Nina Sclafani at NSclafani@DiscoveryEd.com.