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Recent Posts

ONE MONTH LEFT: Stuck on Your Project?

Check out these Research Tips We all get stuck sometimes. And working on your 3M Young Scientist Challenge entry is no exception!

What Inspires You?

We’re here to help you find out! Scientists are people, and all people are different!

Office Hours March 4 at 6 PM EST !

Office Hours March 4 at 6 PM EST ! Do you have a specific question about the 3M Young Scientist Challenge entry process?  Are you not sure how to select a problem?

Celebrating Engineers (like you!)

Happy National Engineering Week! Did you know that George Washington is considered by many to be our nation’s first engineer, thanks to the work he did surveying land and creating maps?

Amazing Scientific Innovation

Be Inspired this February If you’re not sure how to begin your 3M Young Scientist Challenge entry, celebrate Black History Month by researching how Black inventors, engineers, and scientists have sol

Think Like a Scientist!

Scientific Method = Your Entry Roadmap This year’s 3M Young Scientist Challenge asks a big question: How would you improve lives for the future? Thankfully, scientists throughout the centuries have p

Sophia - Progressing With A Plan

Once you have completed your research plan, it's time to execute it!  That's when the fun really begins!  It's always fun to see your plan become a reality, overcome any unforeseen problems

Harsha - About Scientists and Mentors

This is the 5th part of my blog series - "A 14-year old's view of the art of scientific investigation".  Last week I posted about the importance of research.  This week I want to provide an