-- Middle school students have one month left to enter for a chance to win $50,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds --
(Silver Spring, MD and St. Paul, MN) - Discovery Education and 3M are searching for America's Top Young Scientist in the 2010 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation's premier science competition for students in grades 5 through 8.
Ten finalists will be selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to compete in the final challenge in October. The winner will receive $50,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds ($25,000 cash value), a tour of 3M's Innovation Center in St. Paul Minnesota given by the world's top scientists, and the title of "America's Top Young Scientist." Science savvy middle school students have one month left to enter this year's challenge.
For more information on the 12th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, including submission guidelines and examples of entry videos go to www.youngscientistchallenge.com.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) revolutionized television with Discovery Channel and is now transforming classrooms through Discovery Education. Powered by the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a dynamic user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. Already, more than half of all U.S. schools access Discovery Education digital services. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.
A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms - often in combination - to a wide array of customer needs. With $25 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com.