Posted on October 2, 2015 by
What a great week! Construction of my prototype is in full swing. I’m on the verge of a breakthrough, and am excited to test my design very soon!
I hope that you all enjoy my third video blog post. Mr. Emslander and I had a lot of fun putting it together for you!
“What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give her best in order to discover what she already knows.”
― Paeulo Coeho
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Posted on September 11, 2013 by Anish Chuluvadi
Hello Fellow Scientists,
I'm about a month away from the time of my life, and this whole experience has been amazing. Read more
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.
Watch my video blog here: A Learning Experience Read more
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
Mentor Video 2-Cellular Low
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 August 27, 2013 by Brooke Martin
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
Posted on August 27, 2013 by Edward Kim
The Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge has been such an amazing experience so far. I have learned so much during this summer in the collaboration with my 3M mentor, Dr. Thunhorst. I also had the pleasure to meet Dr. Haugen, a 3M fuel cell specialist, who has given expert advice as well. Read more
Posted on August 13, 2013 by Peyton Robertson
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
Posted on August 13, 2013 by Reeney Botros
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