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Students Will Be Introduced to Top Scientists and Technologies at 3M’s World of Innovation; Co-Hosts include MythBusters: The Search’s Kyle Hill and 2015 Young Scientist Challenge Winner Hannah Herbst “I think kids are going to geek out on seeing the 3M Innovation Center and meeting real 3M scientists at this Virtual Field Trip as much as I did when I first came here. The energy is infectious!” ― Hannah Herbst
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It's Black History Month! Join us as we highlight African American scientists who use STEM to improve our world. We will honor their accomplishments and look to their innovative spirits for inspiration. Let's kick things off with one of 3M's own corporate scientist, Dr. Olester Benson, who invented energy-saving microscopic prisms that bend light to make the screens of your cellphone, laptop and TV look brighter and more colorful!
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-- PLUS, New Young Scientist Lab Interactive Portal Brings Science to Life in the Classroom – “Any curious middle schooler can enter! The key is just believing in yourself … you may never know whether an idea may change a person's life.” – Maanasa Mendu, 2016 Young Scientist Challenge Winner
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Happy New Year, Young Scientists! It is 2017! Have you made your New Year's Resolution, yet? Why not challenge yourself to think creatively, use science to problem solve and help others? You can accomplish all of those goals by submitting an entry to the 2017 Young Scientist Challenge. Here's 3 Easy Steps To Get You Started:
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Maanasa Mendu Awarded $25,000 and Named America’s Top Young Scientist in Nation’s Premier Middle School Science Competition for her invention of HARVEST, a device that provides remote, global energy solutions by gathering unused solar and wind energy
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-- Next Generation of STEM Leaders Invited to Solve the Challenges of Tomorrow and Compete for $25,000 in the Annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge -- -- Through One-of-a-Kind Summer Mentorship, 3M Scientists Will Provide Guidance and Support to Student Finalists as They Develop an Innovative Solution that Improves Lives --