3M Ups Investment in University of Minnesota STEM and Business Education


St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M announces a new $8 million investment in the University of Minnesota’s “Driven” campaign. This brings 3M’s total investment in that program to $26 million over a 10-year period.

According to the company, the Driven program is helping build a pipeline of high-performing and diverse global talent, integrate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into K-12 education, and prepare students to succeed in science and business.

“This gift reflects our ongoing commitment to the University of Minnesota, and STEM and business education,” says Kim Price, president, 3M Foundation. “Investing in our students today ensures a solid foundation for our scientists, business leaders and community of the future.”

3M’s current investment to the university brings the company’s lifetime total to nearly $120 million in both cash and products. Support has been greatest for the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) and Carlson School of Management, two of the top programs of their kind in the country, according to 3M.

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