The Search Is on for ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

DE3MYSC LogoKnow a scientifically savvy 5th through 8th grader? Discovery Education and 3M have just opened the 2011 call for entries for the 13th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Ten finalists will be selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minnesota to compete in the final challenge in October 2011, and the winner will receive $25,000 and the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.”

Scientists rely on communication to help solve problems and create innovative solutions. For this reason, U.S. middle school students are asked to create a one to two-minute video communicating the science behind a possible solution for an everyday problem related to one of the following categories:

  • The Way We Move
  • The Way We Keep Ourselves Healthy
  • The Way We Make a Difference

If you know a budding young scientist, find out more about the Young Scientist Challenge at