3M partners with schools, universities and other organizations to ensure students and teachers have the resources and knowledge they need to succeed.
Since 2007, 600+ 3M volunteers have engaged more than 10,000 students under the 3M Science Outreach Program. In addition, we share our expertise and experience around driving a culture of innovation with teachers and other educators through the 3M Innovation Outreach Program. The program, which is also open to working professionals from other industries and government organizations, has positively impacted more than 22,000 participants since 2007.
Through these interactions, we hope to demonstrate how science can be applied to improve lives, thereby inspiring the next generation of great leaders, thinkers and creators.
3M Singapore has been supporting the IvP, which is jointly organized by the Gifted Education Branch of the Ministry of Education, 3M Singapore and other partners, since 2007. The IvP is open to Primary 5 and Secondary 2 students in selected schools, who have an interest in innovation and invention.
3M mentors and volunteers share insights around science and innovation with IvP participants, and conduct hands-on product development workshops to let students discover how science could be fun and applied to real-life scenarios.
Since 2015, 3M has partnered the School of Science and Technology, Singapore (SST) in the SST-3M InnoScience Challenge, which aims to inspire millennials to develop innovative ideas that could have a positive impact on our community and our future.
In 2022, more than 200 Secondary 1 SST students were tasked to develop solutions around the theme of ‘Improving the quality of lives through sustainable technologies’. The champion developed a step-to-open tray system, where patrons at the hawker centre would be able to return their trays by stepping on a button, allowing the lid to open or close without having to worry about birds attacking their leftovers.
3M’s Science at Home provides teachers and parents with simple science experiments for kids that can be conducted at home by students ages 6-12. Demonstrated by 3M scientists and celebrities such as Miss America, these science experiments use common household items and are designed to reinforce core scientific principles. STEM education is critical to the future of science, and we’re committed to support schools everywhere through e-learning.
In April 2022, 3M Singapore partnered Science Centre Singapore to launch the 3M Girls Can Tinker program.
Aimed at providing access to quality STEM education to girls aged five to 16 from underprivileged backgrounds, the year-long program aims to support 300 underprivileged girls to nurture a passion for science through a series of science- and art-infused workshops.
Fully funded by 3Mgives, the 3M Science at Home Kits project is a collaboration with our long-standing partner, Science Centre Singapore.
In July and end November 2021, 3M and Science Centre Singapore are distributing a total of 200 3M Science at Home Kits to children from underserved backgrounds, to spark curiosity, inspire them in science and promote family bonding at home.
Through this project, we hope to encourage the next generation of scientists, thinkers and creators in STEM. By collaborating with Science Centre Singapore, we leverage their expertise and skills in engaging students to ensure the success of the Science at Home Kits initiative.
3M Visiting Wizards help teach young students about various science concepts through fun, engaging demonstrations. These short videos can be shared in the classroom or teachers can use them as a guide to create their own in-class experiments that fit their curriculum.