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KATHERINE - WORKING WITH A 3M MENTOR

After considering my ideas, I’ve decided on one problem to focus on which was to continue my own original entry topic -- Proactively Prevent Drowsy Driving. When choosing my problems, I considered many factors including different solutions I came up, the importance of the problem, existing solutions.


My mentor Dr. Jesse Miller has been a great help to me!  He is really supportive and guides me in the right direction. It’s really nice to have a real engineer to talk to about my project who gives me good advice. Read more

ANTHONY - COMING UP WITH SOLUTIONS

Hello everyone,

To focus on one research problem to start working on, I had three ideas in mind. All three were legitimate ideas to begin with, but the one that I believed to be both feasible and had the greatest impact on the world was my idea on hydroplaning.

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ANDREW- MAKING GREAT PROGRESS

I have been very busy this week and have had lots of fun so far on this project. I have been working hard on my scientist’s notebook narrowing my ideas down to one.  I chose my original entry idea based on the same guidelines that I had made for myself last week, and I had added some guidelines, such as the availability of materials to follow through with the idea, and how interested in the topic I am. Also, if other solutions exist, how much of an innovation it would be compared to past solutions or ideas. Read more

DAVID - DECIDING ON MY FINAL PROJECT

It's been really good having a mentor to bounce my ideas off of. I really found her advice helpful. Narrowing down my list of problems to just one wasn't too difficult. I chose the problem that seemed most important to me. So far, I have accomplished a lot, building prototypes and doing research. I am really excited to start building my final project! Read more

JAI - SUMMER RESEARCH

Hi everybody, Jai here! I hope everyone is having a great summer! I have been hard at work looking at various problems that I would love to solve in the future. Of all of the problems that I identified, the one that I feel most strongly about, is air pollution. Read more

SAHIL - CHOOSING A PROJECT IDEA

After I heard from Discovery Education that I had been selected as a finalist, I began thinking about ideas for the final project. Fortunately, I was going to Singapore and Hong Kong, so this would be a perfect time to make observations and come up with an idea! Read more

KATHERINE - FINDING A PROBLEM TO SOLVE

There is a wide range of problems in the community from obesity to lack of clean water. Choosing three problems was difficult. I decided to choose based on many factors including:

•  The importance – I wanted to help solve a problem that affected as many people as possible.
• The existing solutions – I want to create a better a better solution to solve a problem Read more

ANA - MOTIVATION, TAPE AND THE SECOND WEEK OF COMPETITION

Soccer Bag Necessities: Starring 3M Athletic Tape!Over the past week, I've basically spent every moment of my day either playing soccer or working on my project (and I love every second)! Thank you to 3M for being one of the necessities always in my soccer bag! You have played a fundamental role in protecting me from blisters! Read more

CHRISTOPHER - A GOOD START

I decided to continue the project I submitted for the Discovery Education and 3M Young Scientist Challenge.  Although I had already developed a working model of my project, it only told me that I reached my initial goals.  I could see that there were a variety of ways my model could be improved.  I feel that if I can continue to improve my model, it could be more than a science project and one day be a viable commercial product.  I really liked this project from the beginning as it met my goal of making a difference in the energy crisis, introduced me to a wide range of Read more

ANTHONY - NARROWING, ELIMINATING AND SELECTING THE SOLUTION

Hello everyone,
 
I am starting to begin trying to solve my problem I have decided on, however, I had to go through long steps of narrowing down my list of problems.

To begin with a topic to start working on, I had to come up with a list of potential ideas that could be the topic of my research. Read more

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