3M, the Biomimicry Institute, and Discovery Education, recently announced the 10 finalists as part of its annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge.
The 10 finalists were picked across the US for this year's premier middle school science competition - five boys and five girls, ranging in ages from 9-14 — who are from public and private schools across the nation.
The 3M Young Scientist Challenge recognizes scientific thinking, communication and curiosity in students grades 5-8 who have the desire for solving pressing challenges to improve lives around the world.
According to Denise Rutherford, SVP of corporate affairs at 3M, the 3M Young Scientist Challenge supports and recognizes a new generation of young innovators who have demonstrated a passion for science as part of 3M's ongoing commitment to STEM-equity and science advocacy.
All 10 finalists will be granted $1,000 and a trip to 3M's Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, where they will participate in the final competition on October 28-29. The grand prize winner will receive $25,000, a unique destination trip and the title of "America's Top Young Scientist." Read the Entire Article
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