What is it like to be America's Top Young Scientist?
Hear from Top Young Scientist Gitanjali Rao about what it was like to win the 2017 Young Scientist Challenge.
Why We Love Science
Do you love science? Hear from past Young Scientist Finalists and Mentors about their passion for science and discovery.
The Importance of Mentorship
Mentorship is important for all scientists and the cornerstone of The Young Scientist Challenge.
Hear how the Young Scientist Challenge is leading the way in impacting the next generation of scientists.
Innovation Taking Shape
Learn how the Young Scientist Challenge 2015 finalists were impacted by science and how they are inspired to apply science to life.
Journey to 3M
Finalists know there’s no place like 3M to spark imagination. Imagine yourself as part of one of the world’s largest innovators.
Meet the Mentors
3M scientists are true innovators – and the best mentors – you’ll ever meet. Get to know a few now.
Voyage of Ideas
Time travel through past competitors’ inventions and ideas. Who knows? They just might inspire your own.
Anatomy of a Challenge
Discover what the Young Scientist Challenge is made of – and why we’re the nation’s premier middle school science competition.
Science is behind all of 3M’s innovations. Check out why students and scientists are passionate about both.
The Importance of STEM
Hear from experts in the field as they explain the importance of STEM education.
The Life of a Scientist
Curious about a day in the life of a 3M scientist? Get to know Dr. Olester Benson and what he enjoys most about his career.
Who Inspired You?
Even scientists at 3M had mentors; learn who inspired the bright minds at 3M to explore careers in science and what they believe is the key aspect to success in their profession. Here's a hint: you won't find it in a textbook!