Discovery Education
Science Leadership Forum

Tuesday, October 19
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

You’re invited to the Discovery Education Science Leadership Forum, an exclusive virtual event for science and STEM leaders and educators that will explore the Inspiration and Innovation Path. Forum participants will get to hear from an exciting lineup of speakers – including keynote speaker Dr. Jayshree Seth, the renowned 3M Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate – followed by a live stream of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (YSC) that crowns “America’s Top Young Scientist.” To learn more, scroll down to see the agenda and speakers.

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Science Leadership Forum: The Inspiration and Innovation Path 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM ET
Welcome Remarks and Opening Keynote: Dr. Jayshree Seth, 3M Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate We’ll kickoff the day with a word from Dr. Jayshree Seth, who received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy in India. She then attended Clarkson University in New York where she earned her MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering. Jayshree has worked at 3M now for over 25 years, and she holds 72 patents for a wide variety of innovations.
Dr. Jayshree Seth Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate 3M
12:15 PM – 12:55 PM ET
The Inspiration and Innovation Path In a time when we are inundated with negativity, it is critically important to illuminate a pathway of hope. Inspiring science teaching, learning, and resources can illuminate this path and spark the innovation needed to transform the world. In this session, we will discuss the importance of preparing the next generation of Global Solution Seekers and encouraging additional students to join the path that 3M innovators are on. Participants will see how these ideas translate into ready-to-use activities that educators can use in lesson planning.
Dr. Robert Corbin Educational Consultant, International Discovery Education
Desiree Sasko Sujoy Director, Teaching and Learning Discovery Education
12:55 PM – 1:00 PM ET
Closing Remarks We’ll share the final takeaways from today’s event and then allow time to join the exclusive livestream of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge final presentations!

Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (YSC) Live Stream Event 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

1:00 PM- 3:00 PM ET
[OPTIONAL] YSC Challenge Finalist Presentations The annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (YSC) invites students in grades 5-8 to submit a unique solution to an everyday problem.Watch the live stream event when the finalists will present their inventions and compete for the “America’s Top Young Scientist” crown. The winner will receive a scholarship and an exclusive 3M Mentorship to continue their work. You won’t want to miss it! ​​​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 Have other questions about this event? Contact Amy Davis at