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Ana - Prototype Designs and my Second to Last Blog Post

DAVID - WRAPPING UP

The best part of the entire innovation process, in my opinion, is the actual building of the prototype. I like to just sit down and get my hands dirty. Working with a 3M mentor is a lot of fun. It's really nice being able to bounce ideas off of someone. The most challenging part of the entire journey so far has been dealing with live insects, which behave in ways you don't expect.

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MYTHRI - SUCCESS BEGINS WITH FAILURE: MY SUMMER LESSON

DR. MARY CARUSO DAILEY - KNOWING YOUR AUDIENCE!

As I participated in a 3M-wide poster session this week, I was reminded of the importance of being able to communicate what you’re researching to a variety of people who may come up and talk to you during a poster session. This type of interaction starts early in school for most of us, when we are encouraged to participate in science fairs or other competitions where we start communicating our work to others. It takes a lot of practice to figure out how interested someone is or how much background they might have in what you’re do Read more

CHRISTOPHER - PROTOTYPES AND TOOLS

KATHERINE - RESEARCHING

Solving a problem without researching is basically impossible. If you don’t research the problem you are trying to solve, your solution may not be new or the best existing solution, and you won't know anything about what you're doing. Researching the problem also gives you an idea of how to solve problem. Read more

JAI - RESEARCH

A very important part of this journey has been the research that has gone into it. I have learned that without conducting research properly I would not have reached where I have.
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ANTHONY - WITH GREAT CHALLENGES (RESEARCH) COME GREAT CREATIVITY

Hello everyone,

As I mentioned in previous blogs, I had discovered that my very first solution for hydroplaning had been patented twice before. This is what led me to come to my current solution. Read more

Sahil - Researching Away

For the past week or so, I have been researching basically everything possible, from different scientific principles to creative uses of materials. Although I could not always find the information I wanted, I used what I had to improve my project. The hardest part of gathering information, however, was organizing it so that it was easily accessible when needed. Without researching, I was able to solve many of my problems, but researching gave me a firm explanation as to why my explanation worked. Read more

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