3M Young Scientist Challenge: Top 10 Finalists Announced!

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Discovery Education and 3M are excited to announce the Top 10 National Finalists chosen in the award-winning Young Scientist Challenge, who’s innovations work towards creating solutions for tomorrow’s challenges. There were hundreds of submissions from all corners of the country that displayed inspiring and creative ideas to improve people’s lives and solve problems in our world today.

Each of the 10 Finalists will now go on to compete for the grand prize of $25,000 and the title of America’s Top Young Scientist at 3M’s World Headquarters this October. In addition to the Top 10 Finalists, 27 State Merit Winners are being honored for their creativity, scientific knowledge, persuasiveness and overall presentation.

The fun is just beginning! Follow these amazing young scientists all summer long as they begin their mentorships with 3M Scientists and blog about their journey up until the final event. Thank you for your support and inspiring students’ interest in STEM education. To find the full list of 2016 Finalists and State Merit Winners, please visit www.YoungScientistChallenge.com.

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