Calling the next big inventors! The Discover Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Moms our children are the future, what we do now can help mold the next scientist to develop a life saving device or even the next robot that can change the world as we know it. What you do to encourage your children to use their imagination can make all the difference in their future. 

As parents we know the importance of encouragement, we encourage our children to aim for success in everything they do. However do we know how crucial it is to encourage kids to focus on the STEM fields in their academics like mathematics & science which go hand and hand? Being involved in your child's schooling can make all the difference in who they grow up to be, who knows you may just to be parent to a future Biochemist, Civil Engineer, or even our next world changing inventor.

Discovery Education & 3M have teamed up to bring your middle school aged children (Grades 5- 8) the opportunity of a life time, the chance to show their enthusiasm for science through The Discover  Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Through this program young inventors have the chance to work with a 3M mentor & compete for $25,000 (anyone else thinking collage tuition?) along with earning the title of  "America's Top Young Scientist"

How the Challenge Works
• Call for entries is currently open through April, 20, 2016. To enter, participants must submit a one-to-two-minute video describing the science behind a new innovation or solution that could solve or impact an everyday problem. 
• Judges evaluate the entries through April and May based on creativity, scientific knowledge, persuasiveness and overall presentation. Videos will not be judged on production skills and may be recorded on cell phones or basic digital cameras. 
• Ten finalists are announced in the summer. These participants will be challenged to develop their innovations that positively impacts lives (including them, their family, their community or the global population). The students will participate in a mentorship program during which they will get the opportunity to work one-on-one with renowned 3M scientists as their mentors. 
• Each finalist will also receive a trip to the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn., to compete at the final event in October 2016. 

Is your Middle Schooler ready to be America's Top Young Scientist? They can apply now

*Please note that this is a sponsored post provided by 3M. I may have been compensated in exchange for sharing this information with you. 

Alyssa Waters

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