About the Young Scientist Challenge
The annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge invites students in grades 5-8 to submit a 1-2 minute video describing a unique solution to an everyday problem for the chance to win $25,000 and an exclusive 3M Mentorship.
Ten finalists, up to 51 state merit winners, and four honorable mentions will be chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and ingenuity, and effective communication skills. Learn more at: 3M Young Scientist Challenge
Agenda | Tuesday, October 18
7:30 AM - 8:00
Arrivals at 3M Innovation Center
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast and Welcome to 3M
Q&A with Jacqueline Berry, 3Mgives K-12 Education Strategy and Communications
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Interview and Q&A with 2021 YSC Winner, Sarah Park
The Inventor of Music Therapy Treatment to Improve Mental Health
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Science Leadership Forum Sessions and Hands On Activities
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
3M World of Innovation Tour
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Live-Viewing of the Young Scientist Challenge 2022 - Finalist Presentations
Option to attend the 2022 Awards Banquet for the announcement of the 2022 Scholarship Winner
Hotel Room Block
Discovery Education reserved a room block for Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18. The link to book your room in the hotel room block will be provided in the confirmation email after you have registered and confirmed your attendance.
Participants are responsible for the cost of the hotel room nights, airfare, and transportation to and from the hotel.