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(Final) YSC Blog 9 - [Cheyenne]

Hello there, all!  I can’t believe the YSC project is almost over already.  Time sure flies when you’re having fun.  Two days ago, NY1 came to my school to interview me.  It was so unexpected, but a great experience.  It was the first time I was ever on television.  When I came to school the next day, one of my friends said they saw me on TV! 

The worst part of this has got to be missing three days of school.  I’ll have to make up two exams and a lab, but I’ll gladly skip those for YSC.

But, the best part heavily outweighs that.  The experience has just been amazing. Read more

Final Blog: Nolan Lenard

From a note I sent Dr. Hager:

A funny thing happened yesterday. I went to several thrift stores  looking for the perfect car to hold the tag reader and bought one, but the best one was magically in my little brother's toy box. He's cranky about it, but said I can use it. It fits perfectly.


Thanks again!

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Shawn Farmand- Last blog

Hi everyone, I would like to thank 3M and Discovery Education for this incredible experience. I would also like to thank Dr. Oxman, my mentor, for guiding me through the Young Scientist Challenge. I'm so excited for finally getting to meet all the finalists! My final video blog is attached!

Shawn Farmand Last Video Blog Read more

My Final Blog Post :'(

Hi there this is Jack Andraka from AMAZING MARYLAND. Anyway I still cannot believe that I fly out to St.Paul in only 3 DAYS!!! I am super super excited to meet the other 9 finalists. I'm practicing the presentation of my innovation, and while this does take up a ton of time, I still somehow manage to do all of my homework (which is really hard to do in high school). Anyway I'm giving a special shout out to my mentor Dr. Ylitalo for being the best mentor ever!!! Read more

Closing Post- Braeden Benedict

Hi everybody!

This is going to be my last blog post. This has been such a great experience for me, as I am sure it has been for all the finalists.

As I mentioned in my last video blog, my favorite part has been working on something that has real world application. I feel like my innovation has the potential to really help people. Along the way, I have learned so much about the process of innovation. I had no idea when I began how many poor ideas one must go through to find a good one. I have come to realize the truth of Thomas Edison’s saying, “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” I had to put in so much hard work to make my idea work. Read more


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