2020 Final Virtual Event

Happening Now: Award Ceremony


Join the conversation on Twitter & follow along as this year’s 3M Young Scientist finalists compete virtually for the title of - America’s Top Young Scientist!

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The finalists have worked all summer with a 3M scientist on inventions that could reshape the way we live our lives! For the first time ever, we invite you to join us virtually as the finalists compete in hands-on challenges, present their final innovations to a panel of judges and find out in real-time who our 2020 grand prize winner is!


Hands-on Challenges
Join us as we kick-off the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge – Virtual Final Event! For the first time ever you'll have a chance to see pairs of the ten 3M Young Scientist national finalists work together to solve two specially designed challenges. 

Hands-on Challenge 1 - Monday, October 12 at 2:00 - 4:30pm ET

Hands-on Challenge 2 - Monday, October 12 at 6:30 - 9:00pm ET

Final Presentations
Tune in Tuesday, October 13 at 1:00pm - 3:30pm ET to see the ten 3M Young Scientist national finalists present their projects to an esteemed panel of judges.

Awards Ceremony
Join us on Tuesday, October 13 at 5:45pm - 6:30pm ET to find out  who will be named this year's Top Young Scientist!

As you prepare for the Final Event, get to know our 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge Finalists!