Discovery Education and 3M announce the opening of the 16th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Through the Challenge, students have the opportunity to compete for $25,000 and the title of "America's Top Young Scientist."
The challenge asks students to create a one to two-minute video communicating the science behind a possible solution to an everyday problem.
Ten finalists will be selected to participate in a mentorship program working directly with a 3M scientist. During the program, each finalist will be challenged to create an innovation that solves a problem in society. The students will meet virtually with their mentor and will receive resources and support from 3M and Discovery Education. Each finalist will also receive a trip to the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn., to compete at the final event in October 2014.
All video entries must be submitted online at www.youngscientistchallenge.com no later than April 22, 2014. Videos will not be judged on production skills and may be recorded on cell phones or basic digital cameras.
For more information on the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, including submission guidelines, tips from previous winners and complete rules, visit: www.youngscientistchallenge.com