3M Launches 2023 Young Scientist Challenge

December 9, 2022 3M Launches 2023 Young Scientist Challenge

3M, in partnership with Discovery Education, has launched the 2023 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

The 16th-annual middle school competition calls for students in grades 5-8 to submit a video demonstrating an innovation that could provide a solution to an everyday problem. A panel of judges will select 10 finalists in June 2023. The finalists will receive a trip to 3M’s Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, to participate in an exclusive summer mentorship program with the company’s scientists.

The winning student will be announced in October and will be crowned “America’s Top Young Scientist” and receive the US$25,000 grand prize.

To learn more about the Young Scientist Challenge, visit

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