3M Reveals Finalists for 2022 Young Scientist Contest

July 7, 2022 3M Reveals Finalists for 2022 Young Scientist Contest

3M, in partnership with Discovery Education, has announced the 10 finalists and four honorable mention recipients in the 2022 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

The 15th-annual middle school competition called for students in grades 5-8 to submit a video demonstrating an innovation that could provide a solution to an everyday problem. 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. They will then compete in a final event this October when the grand prize winner and the Improving Lives Award winner will be determined. The winning student will be crowned “America’s Top Young Scientist” and receive the US$25,000 grand prize.

To view a complete listing of the finalists, visit 3M’s website.

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