Mousey Monday – Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge


Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! Mousey is excited to share with you our Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge! Students, grades 5-8, are invited to create a 1-2 minute video describing a new, innovative solution that could solve an everyday problem. Ten finalists will be chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and ingenuity, and effective communication skills. Finalists will participate in an exclusive mentorship with a 3M scientist, and participate in a final event at 3M headquarters in St. Paul, MN where one lucky student will win $25,000 and the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist”.


Here is how to get started:

Important Dates

  • April 22, 2014 – Deadline for submissions
  • October 12-14, 2014 – Final Event at 3M Headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota



Grand Prize includes:

  • $25,000
  • Trip to Costa Rica
  • Title of “America’s Top Young Scientist”


Three Runner-Up Prizes include:

  • Trip to Costa Rica


Honorable Mention (total of 6 awarded) will receive:

  • “Excitations” for a $500 excursion


Top 10 Finalists will win:

  • $1,000
  • Participation in a unique summer mentorship with a 3M scientist
  • A trip to the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, MN to compete in the Final Event
  • A chance to win amazing prize trips


State Merit Winners (up to 51 awarded) will receive:

  • 3M Innovation Prize Packs


Official rules of the contest can be found at:

Good luck to our Cache and Cookies readers!


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