The 2019 3M Young Scientist Challenge is NOW OPEN for Entries!

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Calling all curious minds and problem solvers! Now through May 7, 2019 students in grades 5-8 are invited to share their solution to solve a real-world problem for the exclusive opportunity to work one-on-one with a 3M Scientist, win up to $25,000, and the chance to be named “America’s Top Young Scientist”.  

Getting Started is Easy!

  1. Identify a problem you are passionate about. Need some help getting started? Check out some of the challenges last years’ finalists tackled to get your creative juices flowing.
  2. Brainstorm a solution to that problem.
  3. Align your BIG IDEA to one of the six entry topics.
  4. Film a short 1-2 minute video and submit it for a chance to win an exclusive mentorship with a 3M Scientist and other amazing prizes.

Think of all YOU could accomplish! Register today at  

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