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? That’s why National Engineering Week always corresponds with Washington’s birthday! So as you work on your 3M Young Scientist Challenge entry, keep Washington in mind and don’t worry about having fancy scientific tools or resources. Electricity hadn’t even been invented yet when Washington was an engineer. Real scientists make the most of the materials they have available!

Search your own home for items you can reuse, repurpose, or innovate as you work toward your chance to win $25,000, a mentorship with a 3M scientist, and more!


Follow us on Twitter @3M and @DiscoveryEd and share how you’ll creatively use one household item with #YoungScientist.