3M Visiting Wizards Jeff Payne and Mike Lewandowski wowed students at the nation’s largest celebration of STEM, the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, in early April. Jeff and Mike took center stage to demonstrate concepts related to the science of air pressure to nearly 3,000 students over the two-day festival.
In addition to experiencing amazing science demonstrations like the 3M Visiting Wizards, students who attended the festival had the opportunity to chat with astronauts, scientists and engineers about scientific concepts and careers.
3Mgives improves lives and builds sustainable communities through social investments and thoughtful engagement of 3Mers worldwide. 3M was one of the first companies to establish a foundation in 1953, and since that time the company has contributed $1.45 billion in cash and in-kind gifts to community partners.
3Mgives continues to support initiatives that have a real impact in communities and that provide solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. Our investments are more impactful as a result of partnerships with organizations with a proven track record for delivering results
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3Mgives supports initiatives that increase student interest in STEM and business to help build a diverse pipeline of future leaders.
For example, our 3M Visiting Wizards program shares the magic of science with students through demonstrations and hands-on experiments. More than 800,000 students have seen science applied in demonstrations ranging from catapults to cryogenics.
3Mgives enhances community vibrancy by improving standards of living, preparing youth for life-long success, increasing access to quality and diverse arts opportunities and contributing to global humanitarian relief efforts.
3Mgives invests in programs that foster sustainable communities.
In one example, 3M committed a $5 million investment to the Closed Loop Fund, a collaborative social impact resource that provides municipalities with access to capital needed to build comprehensive recycling programs.
At 3M, we believe in the power of our people to help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Through our skills-based service program, 3M Impact, teams of employees have an opportunity to travel to a different country, where they spend two immersive weeks collaborating with a local nonprofit organization, social enterprise or government agency to contribute to a solution for a pressing social or environmental issue.
Learn more about 3M Impact and hear about past participants’ experiences by visiting the program site:
We’re proud of how 3Mers support and invest in our communities. To show appreciation for your contributions, the 3M Foundation offers match programs for volunteering and financial gifts.
We’re pleased to partner with colleges/universities and volunteer organizations to amplify the contributions of employees and retirees through matching gifts.