3M Partners With White House To Help Construct a National Strategy for Increasing Equity in STEMM

3M is taking part in a nation-wide effort to help eliminate systemic barriers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM). The coordination is being led by the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The historic collaboration includes over 90 organizations across multiple sectors and combines more than $1.2 billion in work and investment initiatives. The STEMM Opportunity Alliance is a new landmark organization tasked with driving transformative change across the American STEMM ecosystem by dramatically expanding access and…

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3M to Exit “forever chemicals”Manufacturing by the End of 2025

3M has announced it will exit per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) manufacturing and work to discontinue the use of PFAS across its product portfolio by the end of 2025. 3M’s decision is based on careful consideration and a thorough evaluation of the evolving external landscape, including multiple factors such as accelerating regulatory trends focused on reducing or eliminating the presence of PFAS in the environment and changing stakeholder expectations. “This is a moment that demands the kind of innovation 3M is known for,” said 3M chairman and chief executive officer…

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3M’s School Zone Safety Transformations Making Progress Toward Pedestrian Visibility and Road Safety

In March of 2022, 3M announced a commitment to help increase safety and visibility in 100 school zones in 23 countries by 2024. To date, 3M has completed 32 transformational projects to install high-performance road materials to help protect the lives of our most vulnerable pedestrians – children. Those efforts so far are helping 10,000 children in 21 countries get to school – and back home safely again – putting 3M on track to meet its goal by the end of 2024. Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of…

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Search Begins for 2023 America’s Top Young Scientist

3M (@3M) and Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) are excited to announce the 2023 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist) is now open to entries. As the nation’s premier middle school science competition, the annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge invites students in grades 5-8 to compete for an exclusive mentorship with a 3M scientist, a $25,000 grand prize, and the chance to earn the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.” Competition entries are accepted at YoungScientistLab.com until the April 27, 2023 deadline.  Each year, the 3M Young Scientist Challenge recognizes the grand prize…

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3M Impact Global Tackles Sustainability Projects in Peru

After a two-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 3M Impact Global has returned. 3M Impact Global is a skills-based volunteer service program that supports 3Mers who want to share their talents to make a positive impact on the world. Teams of 3M participants travel to a different country for two weeks, where they work with host community organizations that focus on 3M priority challenges aligned with our sustainability framework. One such project took place this August in Lima, Peru. Eight volunteers were selected and put into three cohorts to…

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