Discovery Education And 3M Search For America's 2013 Top Young Scientist

   Discovery Education And 3M Search For America's 2013 Top Young Scientist

-- Students in Grades 5-8 Eligible to Compete for a Grand Prize of $25,000 in
the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge --

-- Challenge Pairs Middle School Students with 3M Scientist/Mentors for a
Unique Summer Learning Experience --

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SILVER SPRING, Md. and ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 8, 2013

SILVER SPRING, Md. and ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Discovery
Education and 3M are proud to announce the opening of the 15^th annual
Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge
( The nation's premier science
competition for students in grades 5-8, the Challenge rewards middle school
students for their science acumen, demonstration of innovation and curiosity,
and communication skills. Through the Challenge, students have the opportunity
to compete for $25,000 and the title of "America's Top Young Scientist."


Encouraging students to share their passion for science, the Discovery
Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge asks students to create a one to
two-minute video communicating the science behind a possible solution to an
everyday problem related to one of the following categories: How We Live, How
We Work or How We Play.

For additional information on the video topics, please visit

Evaluated on their creativity, scientific knowledge, persuasiveness and
overall presentation, ten finalists will be selected to participate in an
exclusive summer mentorship program working directly with a 3M scientist.
During the program, each finalist will be challenged to create an innovation
that solves a problem in society. The students will meet virtually with their
mentor and will receive resources and support provided by 3M and Discovery
Education. Each finalist also will receive a trip to the 3M Innovation Center
in St. Paul, Minn., to compete in the final challenge in October 2013.

All video entries must be submitted online at
no later than April 23, 2013. Videos will not be judged on production skills
and may be recorded on cell phones or basic digital cameras.

Since its inception, the Young Scientist Challenge has awarded more than
$500,000 in student scholarships and prizes, paired students with working
scientists to give them real-world insights and delivered much-needed science
resources to millions of students, teachers and families across the country.
Winners have gone on to speak in front of members of Congress, meet with the
President of the United States, work with the nation's top scientists and
pursue academic careers in science.

For more information on the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge,
including submission guidelines, tips from previous winners and complete
rules, please visit:

About 3M
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ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a
never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the
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employs 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries.
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About Discovery Education
Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates
students by providing high quality, dynamic, digital content for grades K-12
and community colleges. Powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA,
DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery
Education is the global leader in standards-based digital media, professional
development, assessment tools and a passionate educator network to support
districts in accelerating student achievement. Discovery Education services
like Discovery Education streaming, Discovery Education Techbook and Discovery
Education Higher Ed, are in more than half of all US schools and 35 countries
around the world. Explore the future of education at

SOURCE Discovery Education

Contact: Trisha Seminara of Hunter Public Relations for 3M, +1-212-679-6600
x212,; or Christina Scripps of Discovery
Communications, +1-240-662-6502,
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