Posted on September 9, 2013 by Daniel Culver
My blog this week is a video about some of the things I have learned during the summer mentorship with my 3M scientist mentor, Dr. Eberman. In the video, I mention qualitative and quantitative data. Qualitative data can be observed, but not measured. On the other hand, quantitative data can be measured. Even though I am backlit in the video and difficult to see, I decided to post this because of the excellent example of a qualitative observation that nature provided.
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Posted on September 9, 2013 by Katie Hudek
Over the past weeks, I have been testing pieces of my prototype to determine its viability, and last night, I finally developed a first rough but working version of the entire prototypical system! It was challenging, interesting, and extremely satisfying to build a working prototype! I have become very interested in the computational biology and bioinformatics fields and find them to be quite fascinating.
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Posted on September 9, 2013 by Aishani Sil
I just can't believe it- there's only about a month left until the day we are all anticipating! Time is flying so fast and moving so slow at the same time. But before I know it, the big day will have arrived!
Doesn't it seen that time goes by so slowly when you are anxiously waiting for something?
Having a chance to collaborate and interact with a 3M scientist has really been the experience of a lifetime. An amazing opportunity like this doesn't come along often, does it? This summer has been my most memorable one, and I will always cherish the memories I have created. "When opportunity knocks on your door, answer it with a smile." Indeed. Read more
Posted on September 9, 2013 by Peyton Robertson
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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
Posted on September 9, 2013 by Tim DeMember
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
Posted on September 4, 2013 by Srijay Kasturi
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
Posted on September 4, 2013 by Katie Hudek
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
Posted on August 29, 2013 by Peyton Robertson
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
Posted on August 29, 2013 by Tim DeMember
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
Posted on August 29, 2013 by Daniel Culver
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