DoSomething.Org Honors 3M for Teen STEM Campaign

200,000 Students Participated in the Science Sleuth Texting Game

It’s hard not to love a good Whodunit game. And when you add a little science to a good mystery problem, you have a recipe for a popular teen texting game.  

3M teamed up with to create Science Sleuth, a text messaging game to engage young people, especially teen girls, in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The game encourages students to solve a mystery at a school using STEM skills, showing students how these skills can be applied to everyday challenges.

The two organizations partnered together to increase awareness of the importance of STEM and give students the opportunity to learn more about how 3M’s female scientists apply science to develop products that improve lives. Completing the game not only opens a new world of science careers for students, it also unlocks a 3M grant to fund STEM classroom projects around the country through

“Science is what we do at 3M, and this campaign is a great way to engage students with our scientists to show them how to apply science to life,” said Kim Price, 3M senior vice president of Corporate Communications and Enterprise Services. “We want to encourage the next generation to appreciate all the opportunities they can have in the science field.”

For two years running, the Science Sleuth game is one of DoSomething.Org’s most popular campaigns. More than 200,000 students have participated, allowing 3M to donate more than $200,000 to 3,000 classrooms in need. Nearly 90 percent of the funded projects supported high-poverty communities. This is why is distinguishing 3M with its highest honor.

“Science Sleuth has earned 3M’s highest recognition for its effectiveness in showing thousands of young women that science can be accessible and relevant to them,” said Aria Finger, CEO “Together 3M and are working to increase the number of young women pursuing STEM careers.”

The next classroom mystery from Science Sleuth will arrive this fall.

For more information about 3M and its work to foster STEM education, click here.


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