Posted on July 29, 2011 by Jack Andraka
A few days ago I realized that I had overlooked a major flaw in my single idea, which is the viability of my solution. Fortunately for me my mentor Dr.Ylitalo spoke to a 3M microbiologist who quickly realized that my solution would not work and is not practical. So now I have readjusted my focus and found a new innovation that I can work on and I am right now talking with my mentor about whether it will work or not. This teaches us that science is not always success but it is also composed of failures however these failures are what teach us the most because now I know that before starting anything I need to be sure that what I am working on is practical and could work. Luckily for me my mentor spotted this before it drew too close to the final event so now I can work on a different topic.
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