Science Leadership Forum
at 3M Innovation Center

Go behind-the-scenes of the 15th Annual Young Scientist Challenge and focus on "Preparing the Next Generation of Global Solution Seekers"

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

A one-of-a-kind professional development event for
science and STEM leaders and educators. Attendees will get to hear from an exciting lineup of speakers, followed by the 3M Young Scientist Challenge that crowns “America’s Top Young Scientist.”

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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
Networking Lunch

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Live-Viewing of the Young Scientist Challenge 2022 - Finalist Presentations

4:30 PM
Forum Adjourns

6:00 PM
Option to attend the 2022 Awards Banquet for the announcement of the 2022 Scholarship Winner
pr ysc 2021 winner

Recommended Hotels

We recommend staying in Downtown Saint Paul if you would like to stay overnight before the event. There are several options, including the Saint Paul Hotel, the Drury Plaza Hotel, the InterContinental Saint Paul RiverFront, and the DoubleTree in Saint Paul.

The Discovery Education room block at the Saint Paul Hotel has closed, but the hotel still has availability. Please call the hotel directly to secure accommodations if you have not done so already.

Participants are responsible for the cost of the hotel room nights, airfare, and transportation to and from the hotel.

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