What Inspires You?

We’re here to help you find out!

Scientists are people, and all people are different! What inspires you may not inspire the next Young Scientist…which is one reason why there are several entry topics for the 3M Young Scientist Challenge. We’d like your help in solving a problem that matters to YOU, especially when it comes to improving health, safety, mobility, the environment, energy consumption, or your community.

For potential research questions and ideas from past Young Scientists, check out the Entry Topic webpage. The sky’s the limit when it comes to the specific problem that you identify and how you solve it. 

Remember: If you’re selected as a National Finalist, you’ll get to keep working on your project with the help and mentorship of a 3M scientist. Talk about inspiration!


Follow us on Twitter @3M and @DiscoveryEd and share the entry topic that inspires you with #YoungScientist. 

Have Questions? We can help! Email our team at YSC@discoveryed.com.