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 Mentoring Students 3M Earns National Mentoring Honor
The Excellence in Mentoring in America Award for Corporate Leadership, awarded by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, was presented in Washington D.C.
3M's Newest and Alumni Volunteers Build Homes and Camaraderie
On August 1, members of 3M NEON (New Employee Opportunity Network) and 3Mgives Volunteer Alumni teamed up to work on the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity townhomes that the alumni are building in Woodbury, Minn.
2014 3Mgives Ingenuity Grants Awarded<
3M awarded grants totaling $355,966 to 19 U.S. schools as part of its 3Mgives Ingenuity Grant program.
 Wallin Scholars Wallin Scholars
Four students from St. Paul's Harding and Johnson High Schools received scholarships at the annual Wallin Education Partners reception.
University of Minnesota 1st Tuesday
Inge Thulin, Chairman, President and CEO, 3M, was the featured speaker at the Carlson School of Management's 1st Tuesday event on March 4 at the University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center.
United Way Celebrates 3M as Corporate Champion of Change
United Way Worldwide recognized 3M and ten other companies as "Outstanding Strategic Partners," on May 14, 2014, celebrating long-term commitment, giving, volunteering, leadership and employee engagement.
School Volunteers
E-mentoring, mock interviewing, science fair judging, senior exit interviewing
FIRST Robotics
Investing in future innovators is why 3M is a sponsor of FIRST Robotics and teams will find many 3M products in the 2014 Kit of Parts.
Sparticl – Try It!
3M is pleased to announce Sparticl – a free, online science website designed with and for teens meeting them where they are – on line.
3M Celebrates Top Scholars from Harding and Johnson High Schools
3Mgives hosted a luncheon to celebrate the accomplishments of 20 outstanding students from Harding and Johnson High Schools.
 environment feature Brookings Boys and Girls Clubs
As a result of recent capital grants in So. Dak., the Boys & Girls Clubs in Brookings and neighboring Moody County have begun construction
 Keystone Heritage Park in El Paso, Texas 3Mgives Eco Grant to Keystone Heritage Park in El Paso, Texas
El Paso Times article (partially reprinted): As it sits now, the Keystone Heritage Park is a quaint Upper Valley park with walking paths providing a view of hundreds of species of birds in the wetlands.
3M Lights Up New Nano Building
The new University of Minnesota Physics/Nano building is open for business.
U of M Students Thank 3M
3M Endowed Scholarship students share their thoughts in this 2-min. video:
 Tools for Africa Tools for Africa
Compatible Technologies International (CTI) is a St. Paul, Minn.-based nonprofit that provides practical tools to developing countries to help overcome food and water challenges
 Community Giving 3M Hosts Eleven Who Care Honorees
3M is the sponsor of KARE 11 TV's (Minnesota) annual event honoring 11 exceptional volunteers whose heartwarming stories inspire all of us throughout the year. On July 17, 3M hosted the awardees' celebration.
 The Nature Conservancy 3M Grant Helps The Nature Conservancy Conserve Alabama's Warrior Mountains
3M donated $500,000 to The Nature Conservancy to purchase and manage 130 acres at the northern edge of the Bankhead National Forest, a richly biodiverse region in the Southern Appalachians of northwest Alabama noted for its rugged terrain and extensive forests
Smithsonian - Hirshhorn Museum
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Institution’s museum of modern and contemporary art, commissioned internationally renowned artist Barbara Kruger (American, b. Newark, New Jersey, 1945) to create an installation for one of the museum’s most visited public spaces.
 3M earns top national honor from United Way 3M Earns Top National Honor From United Way
United Way Worldwide presented 3M with the 2013 Spirit of America award in recognition of our long-standing commitment to supporting our communities.
  3M Awards Help Make Possible Young University Professors’ Passion for Research
Thirty one visionary scientists from 20 leading research and development universities in the U.S. are sharing the results of their innovative work at 3M
Fairmont Math Event
The third annual Mathcounts Invitational was held at the Fairmont, Minn. plant on Jan. 10.
3Mgives Ingenuity Grant -- Decatur, Ala.
Sabrina Helm and Alicia McBrayer, 7th grade science and math teachers, Cedar Ridge Middle School, were awarded a $7,892 3Mgives Ingenuity Grant for a new forensics lab.
 60 Years Logo Celebrating 60 Years of Giving
In 2013 we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 3M Foundation.
Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines
3Mgives commits $100,000 for disaster relief support in the Philippines split equally between American Red Cross and CARE.
 environment feature Connecticut Students Thank 3M for Eco Grant
A $48,000 3M Eco Grant to the Connecticut Audubon Society/Glastonbury funded start-up costs for two field experiences: Rocks and Soil Ecology, and Weather and Climate.
Back to School in Little Rock, Ark.
3M and the Clinton Foundation partnered to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to 1,500 students during the “Head of the Class Bash,” a back to school celebration on Aug. 17.
3M Stuff for School
Nearly 400 employees and retirees packed 17,000 bags of school supplies for Saint Paul Public School students at 35 schools.
Boys and Girls Clubs, South Dakota
On Aug. 1, 3M Brookings employees presented 3M Foundation checks -- $25,000 to Moody County Boys & Girls Club and $200,000 to Brookings Boys & Girls Club -- toward new facilities.
 community giving "Stargazing" in India
3M India partners with United Way Worldwide, supporting the Sukrupa Foundation School and Spastics Society of Karnataka, and engaging volunteers.
 Marketing Mechanical Bugs Marketing Mechanical Bugs
At the July 3M-sponsored STEM Camp, volunteers from 3M's Integrated Marketing Department shared marketing tips with Saint Paul Public School students.
 60 Years Logo Helping Boston Marathon Victims
The 3M Foundation donated $20,000 to The One Fund to assist with the needs of families and victims impacted by the Boston Marathon bombing. This gift is made on behalf of 3M employees around the world, but especially our colleagues in Boston.
 Community Giving Oklahoma Tornado
We are all greatly saddened by the devastating tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma and surrounding areas. The Red Cross is able to respond quickly when emergencies like this happen with the help of corporations like 3M who are members of the organization’s Annual Disaster Giving programs. 3M has responded with duct tape and bandages as requested.
 Ingenuity Grants Awarded 2013 3M Ingenuity Grants Awarded
More than 14,000 elementary and middle school students around the nation are getting a lot more involved in their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) classes, thanks to inspired teaching teams at 34 schools.
 Community Giving Duct Tape, Oceans, Creativity, Sustainability
Teams from around the world demonstrated their creative approaches to solving team challenges at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
 community giving 3M Austin Honored by United Way for Greater Austin
For outstanding results during the 2012 Community Giving Campaign, 3M earned honors at a May 24, 2013 celebration.
 HHS Amplify Austin
3M Austin, Texas donated 3M Print Wraps to I Live Here I Give Here.
Hunger Relief -- 3M "Can-Do"
3M employees, retirees, and the 3M Foundation contributed over $148,000 in the 2013 Hunger Relief Match. This annual dollar-for-dollar match provides support to selected nonprofit agencies alleviating hunger in Minnesota and Austin, Texas.
Frontline Sales
The Frontline Sales Initiative is a partnership with 3M and 11 business schools across the United States. Frontline is designed to increase the sales course content offered, elevate sales as a discipline and attract talented, diverse students into the profession.
 environment feature 3M Eco Grants
A new grant program was established in 2012 to improve science-based environmental and conservation education for youth (preschool – grade 12) in a nature center or environmental learning center in or near a 3M community.
 Kare 11 Ingenuity Grant KARE 11 Featured 3M Ingenuity Grant Classroom Recipient
Megan Zachman, second grade teacher at Middleton Elementary in Woodbury, Minn., was featured in KARE 11's 'What's Cool in School' segment on April 11, 2013.
State History Day
3M provided product support for the 2013 Minnesota State History Day contest on May 4.
2013 3M Wallin Scholars
On May 2, 2013, the fifth annual 3M Wallin Scholarships were presented to St. Paul, Minn. students.
 environment feature New Zoo Chick
The first 3M Penguins of the African Coast chick hatched in March at the Minnesota Zoo.
FIRST Robotics
3M proudly sponsored the Minnesota FIRST Robotics Regional Competition at the University of Minnesota in March. Then we headed off to St. Louis for the culmination of this year’s programs at the FIRST Championship.
 3M Silver Award U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award
3M was honored with a Silver U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award for providing more than 10,000 volunteer hours to Junior Achievement.
Hands On Volunteering
3M volunteers demonstrate how currents flow at the Bakken Museum booth at the February 16 HandsOn Twin Cities Volunteer Expo.
Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years
On October 13, Girl Scouts from across the Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys region celebrated the Girl Scout Centennial by working together to improve local watersheds.
 Ingenuity Grants Awarded 2012 3M Ingenuity Grants Awarded
More than 22,000 elementary and middle school students around the nation are getting a lot more involved in their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) classes, thanks to inspired teaching teams at 47 schools.
 Community Giving News Math Counts MathCounts
Mathletes from across the country gathered at Epcot Center for the 2012 National Competition, May 10–13.
 K-12 Education Key Issues Institute
3M Giving is sponsoring 48 teachers from locations across the country to attend The Keystone Center’s “Key Issues Institute: Bringing Environmental Issues to the Classroom.”
Solar Car
The American Solar Car Challenge ended in St. Paul.
 Higher Education Giving University of Minnesota Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Clinic
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is building the most advanced hospital-based dental clinic for children in the Upper Midwest – and the 3M Foundation is taking part in the action.
 Environmental Giving The Nature Conservancy
To date, 3M has donated more than $21 million to support environmental organizations and projects, including species preservation, water conservation, forest protection and restoration, and creation of protected areas.
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