The 2015 Young Scientist Challenge - Now Open for Entries!

The 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is now open for entries! Through April 21, 2015, Young Scientists can share their innovative solution to solve a real-world problem for the chance to work one-on-one with a 3M Scientist and win up to $25,000!


Why enter?

Here are the top 10 reasons YOU should participate in this year's challenge:

  1. The grand prize is $25,000 and an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime trip!
  2. Finalists get to work one-on-one with renowned 3M scientists – a mentoring experience they’ll never forget.
  3. Friendship! Lots of competitors and finalists share a passion for science activities
  4. Learning goes way beyond classroom walls and into the real world of innovating.
  5. Competitors’ ideas and innovations can make a real difference in the world!
  6. Finalists present their video competition ideas to a distinguished panel of judges.
  7. No textbooks! This is original, outside-the-box dreaming, planning and innovating.
  8. Finalists travel to St. Paul, Minnesota, and tour exclusive labs of 3M headquarters.
  9. Being part of the science community is fun. Plus, this video competition is one science activity that makes a big impact on college résumés and essays.
  10. You could be (drum roll, please)… America’s next Top Young Scientist!

By registering early, you'll have more time to brainstorm and research AND you'll be signed up to receive a weekly email from our team with tips and tricks to help your entry shine.

Register today at and let the brainstorm begin!