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About Discovery Education

"Each year, the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge serves as an inspirational reminder of the incredible ingenuity that comes from igniting students' natural curiosity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects." - Bill Goodwyn, CEO, Discovery Education.

You have probably seen an episode of Shark Week or at least talked about it with your friends.  Maybe you have even tested your science know-how with an episode of the Mythbusters.  So, chances are good that you know something about Discovery.

But what you might not know is that Discovery, whose mission is to help people explore their world and satisfy their natural curiosity, has always had education at its core.  Discovery has been supporting classrooms with media-rich content since it launched more than 25 years ago. 

Today, Discovery Education delivers standards-based multimedia content, services, and programs designed to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms in more than half of all U.S. schools, community colleges, and in 50 countries around the world.

We know from firsthand experience that with a little inspiration and the right opportunity, young people like you can create some pretty amazing things.  That’s why we’ve joined forces with 3M to hear your innovative ideas through the Young Scientist Challenge. 

We’re excited to partner with the global leader in innovation - 3M - to spark students’ natural curiosity in STEM, support girls in STEM, and help kids like you explore the everyday science in the world around them.   As our next generation of explorers, innovators, and problem-solvers, your efforts to excel in science, technology, engineering, and math will make a big impact on all of our lives.  We’re committed to supporting your STEM journey with the most exciting, real-world content, programs, and experiences possible.

Discovery exists because of curious, passionate, and thoughtful people like you.  That’s why Discovery Education loves the Young Scientist Challenge – because it keeps students like you exploring, asking “why”, and innovating for a better world.  We look forward to seeing your entry videos and learning about what you have to share. 

You know why Discovery Education loves the Young Scientist Challenge.  Now hear what teachers and students are saying about the program.

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