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Peyton- Countdown--By The Numbers

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With only a few weeks remaining before it's time to leave for Minneapolis, here's a YSC Countdown By The Numbers video

 

 

 

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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

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

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

Peyton - Guidelines For Picking One Problem/Solution

This week I picked a single problem/solution on which to focus.  I used three guidelines to narrow my list down to a single idea:
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Peyton - The Big 3

The Miami Heat have their "Big Three".  Harry Potter has Harry, Ron, and Hermoine.  And Newton discovered the Three Laws of Motion.

Over the past week, I have been observing problems, identifying their causes, and researching potential solutions all in an effort to narrow the list of problems on which to work to my "Big Three".  I started with eight problems and narrowed the list to three which I felt were the most impactful and provided the best opportunity to solve using science. Read more

Peyton--An Amazing Opportunity

Hi everyone.  I'm Peyton from Florida.  A few weeks ago I received an exciting call from the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge notifying me that I had been accepted as a finalist.   Being selected is truly an honor.  I am extremely thankful to Discovery Education and 3M for sponsoring this competition, feel very privileged to have this opportunity, and I'm super excited to visit the 3M headquarters in October. Read more

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