Hello State Directors & Div. B Teams!

For the 12th year, Science Olympiad partner Discovery Education would like to invite all Science Olympiad Division B team members to enter a video in the $25,000 3M Young Scientist Challenge (YSC). The contest deadline is April 21, 2021. There's a special Office Hours event on Thursday, March 4 from 6-7:30pm ET when students, teachers and parents can learn more about the contest and have all their questions answered by the 3M YSC team PLUS meet a Challenge finalist > registration required; sign up here!

Please forward this email to ALL Division B coaches in your state and post the link and info on your State Science Olympiad website.

Five of the last eight Grand Prize Winners have been Science Olympiad school/team members – 2019: Kara Fan from San Diego, CA; 2018: Rishab Jain from Portland, Oregon; 2016: Maanasa Mendu from Mason, Ohio; 2015: Hannah Herbst from Boca Raton, Florida; and 2013: Peyton Robertson from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Each year since 2013, at least four of the Top 10 came from Science Olympiad schools (in 2019, 6 of the Top 10)!

The grand prize is $25,000, with all Top 10 winners receiving $1,000, the chance to work with a 3M scientist mentor, and other cool benefits like a special prize pack for any Science Olympiad finalist! This year's suggested Thought Starters for video submissions center around Improving Lives for the Future via Health, Safety, Mobility, Environment, Energy Consumption and Community -- topics aligned to all 23 of the current Division B Science Olympiad events.

On the website page below you'll find: 1) a letter describing the contest 2) a contest overview and 3) a nominating certificate to give to students


This is a great opportunity for Science Olympiad students to expand their STEM skills! If you have any questions, please call.

Thank you,

Jenny Kopach

CEO, Science Olympiad