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Peyton- Research and the Importance of Failure

Thomas Edison tried nearly 2000 different filaments for his light bulb before one finally worked. Bill Gates said, "It's fine to celebrate success, but even more important to heed the lessons of failure".   My research over the past few weeks has enabled me to experience this lesson first-hand. Read more

Reeny- Great Scott!!!

Where we're going, we don't need roads!
 

Before experiencing it myself, I thought invention was all about creativity. Why not? It’s definitely a huge part of it—thinking of new, unheard of ways to tackle a common problem. But, again, things aren’t always what they first appear to be. Invention, in practice, is the result of a lot of creativity paired with a TON of knowledge about both the problem itself and the science that makes up your solution. Read more

Anish- Only One Problem...

Hello Fellow Scientists,

"The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart definitely seems to be right with his method of success - focus on one thing at a time. Keeping focus on a particular problem will make the process to finding a solution much simpler. Read more

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

Austin Curtis - Final Week

Hello,
This will be my last blog entry.
I've had fun doing this project over the summer (and through school) and I am excited about the trip to the finals in Minneapolis. Read more

Recognition by John

Being a top 10 finalist has taken me many places that I never thought I would be. I was interviewed on my local news network WPSD. They asked me questions about the challenge and my project. It was very exciting and interesting to watch the broadcast from the studio. Read more

Austin Curtis - Week 7

Hi this is Austin, this video is better this week because we have had success with my project. I was able to talk to my mentor for a long time last night on the phone. He used to be a boy scout and he would get dry ice and put ice cream on it and give it to his fellow boy scouts. When the presentation night comes, he will have dry ice for me to freeze my project quickly with.

My video shows how my project is coming along.

Austin's 2nd Video Read more

Week 7- Braeden Benedict

Summer almost over! I'd once again like to thank 3M and Discovery Education for this amazing opportunity and experience.

Please take a look at my videos. Thanks!

Summer's Almost Over! Part 1 & Summer's Almost Over! Part 2 Read more

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