Young Scientist Challenge Seeks to Improve Lives
Encourage your child to share a new science idea and make a difference in the world by entering this year’s 3M Young Scientist Challenge.
For more than 20 years, the Young Scientist Challenge has provided amazing opportunities for students in grades 5-8 to share their passion for science by asking them to creatively solve an everyday problem using science and innovation.
To enter this year’s challenge, students simply need to create a 1-2 minute video that answers the question, “How can you improve lives for the future?” The video should explain why you are inspired to solve the problem and a concept that you developed that improves the lives of future generations.
Ideas cannot be a use for an existing product. Instead, the solution must be a new innovation or idea that falls under one the following six categories:
- Improving Health
- Improving Safety
- Improving Mobility
- Improving the Environment
- Improving Energy Consumption
- Improving the Community
The registration deadline for this year’s competition is Tuesday, April 21. Ten finalists will be chosen, who will each receive $1,000 and a summer mentorship with a 3M scientist. In addition, up to 51 state merit prizes will be rewarded for the top entries received in each state and the District of Columbia. The grand prize winner will also receive a $25,000 cash prize.
For more information or to enter this year’s competition, visit the official website of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge.