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Iris- Looking Back

Hi everyone, Iris here.

The best part of the process so far has been getting in touch with a few experts who are extremely knowledgeable in my topic. My mentor got me in touch with 3 different experts. When I had my first call with them, I was very nervous talking to an expert for the first time. I had earlier prepared presentations to explain my project and a list of questions for the expert. But after talking to them for a few minutes, they put me at ease, and I was comfortable talking to them. I was very relaxed for my next couple calls. Read more

Hannah - You Can't Do It Alone

Hello, Scientists!

What a great week! Construction of my prototype is in full swing. I’m on the verge of a breakthrough, and am excited to test my design very soon! 

I hope that you all enjoy my third video blog post. Mr. Emslander and I had a lot of fun putting it together for you!

“What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give her best in order to discover what she already knows.”
― Paeulo Coeho

Signing off,
Hannah Read more

Celebrate Chemistry in October

by Kim Moldofsky, The Maker Mom

There’s always something to celebrate when it comes to science and October is no exception. In fact, we’re just a couple of weeks away from National Chemistry Week, October 18-24, 2015. We know that an understanding of chemistry will help students have bright futures. This knowledge dovetails nicely with this year’s theme, Chemistry Colors Our World. The theme is meant to shine a light on the chemistry of food colorings, fireworks, and more. Read more


Raghav Ganesh - My Experience


This past summer has been amazing as I continue to work on my innovation. In the process of brainstorming, researching, designing, and performing my experiments, I have gained a lot of knowledge on the problem area that I am working on.  I also have the opportunity to interact with my awesome 3M mentor, Dr. Kris Thunhorst, who is an amazing scientist. Read more



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