Welcome to the Alumni Center

The Community

The 3M Young Scientist Challenge Alumni Network brings together a growing community of former Challenge finalists and mentors to connect over a unique shared experience, celebrate the achievements of fellow alumni, remain engaged in the 3M Young Scientist Challenge program, and continue innovating.

About the Alumni Network

The 3M Young Scientist Challenge Alumni Network is comprised of finalists and mentors who formerly participated in the Challenge, ranging from middle school to PhD candidates, and individuals pursuing full-time careers. Alumni collaborate in networking events, continue to learn through annual grant awards, and cheer on the next generation of young scientists.

Alumni Spotlight

Learn more about our Alumni and find out what they have been up to since participating in the Challenge.

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Alumni Grants Awards

Scientists are always innovating! As part of the Alumni Network, former finalists are eligible to apply for continued support through the annual Grant Awards. The Grant Awards provide additional funding for current Alumni projects such as continuation of their original entry project, a new innovation, or promoting science in their community.

Alumni Grant Portal

Alumni Updates

Stay up–to–date with all the latest updates and news stories from 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

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Contact the Alumni Network

All finalists and mentors who have previously participated in the 3M Young Scientist Challenge are eligible to join the Alumni Network.

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