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Peyton- A Great Coach

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One of the highlights of my summer has been my weekly Friday afternoon call with my 3M mentor, Dr. Cordell Hardy.  In his incredibly polite and supportive style, Dr. Hardy has brainstormed new ideas with me.   Read more

Tim- My Mentorship Experience

Hey guys! The a summer mentorship has meant a lot to me. It was amazing to get to work with my mentor, Dr. Free. He taught me so much about scientists and what they do. He has taught me many different ways to think about things that I never would have thought about myself. He also sent me some 3M products that I need for my project. It has just been a pleasure to work with him. I can't wait to see you all and all of your projects in October! Read more

Srijay - Research

Quite so! You have not observed. And yet you have seen. That is just my point. Now, I know that there are seventeen steps, because I have both seen and observed.
-Sherlock Holmes to James Watson, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

As I continue to work on my project, I have been having to do a lot of research. I have contacted other people to ask them questions, about how my device would help them, and I have done a lot of online research. I also have learnt how to do patent searches, and research if my idea has been done. Read more

Katie - The Scientific Process

Hi everybody!

I think the best part of the process so far has been experimentation, because it's interesting to break new ground and make new discoveries. Read more

Peyton- A Prototype Is Worth A Thousand Words

Words cannot describe how exciting it was to finish the first rough prototype of my idea. Suddenly the idea that I had designed on paper was no longer theoretical; it was tangible.  And I gained more insight from seeing, feeling, and testing the three-dimensional rough prototype than I would have learned from writing 1000 more words about the design. Read more

Tim- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Hey guys!

This whole experience has been amazing! I've had tons of fun.

I think that the best part of this has been working with my mentor to solve problems. It is cool to see both of our approaches to the problem. Read more

Daniel- Reflections on the Process

So far, the best, and most difficult, portion of the project has been data collection. Collecting data is time-consuming; however, it is definitely worth the effort. After all, who does not enjoy a good experiment? Read more

Reeny! Adventurous Inventor!

I'm on my way to 3M Headquarters!!!!!

Now that my invention is getting closer and closer to being invented, I'm starting to see that everything I've been doing has been part of a quest. But at the end of my quest, there's no treasure--like most heroic quests, my journey ends with doing my part to make the world a better place.
And also like most journeys, the biggest challenge is finding out where you have to go, and how to get there. For me, this involved a lot of tough decisions and research into unknown territory, but in the end I learned that having a clear view of your goal is very important to succeed Read more

Brooke - The Path to Success

Hello again! I’ve had a great summer working on my project!  I have learned so much from my research and experiments.  My mentor, Dr. Del, has taught me all about what it’s like to be a professional scientist.  The best part of the process so far has been brainstorming new ideas!  Read more

Anish- Experimenting

Hello Fellow Scientists, All this research for the past couple of weeks has really got me to think that I'm ready to move forward with my new innovation. This week I started to gather materials and creating a experimental procedure. Read more

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