Posted on July 28, 2016 by
Hello fellow science enthusiasts,
I can’t believe it’s the second week already! Time flies when you are having fun. This week, I’ve made substantial progress narrowing down the problem and concentrating on specific ideas.
At age 9, I read a book, which discussed the ongoing water crisis in Sudan. I became fascinated with the science behind the issue, spending weeks creating designs for the ultimate water purification device. I have yet to realize the dream, but I am confident that it will happen! 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 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
Posted on July 24, 2013 by Peyton Robertson
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
Posted on August 8, 2011 by Braeden Benedict
It’s good to be back and once again working on my project. Summer seems to be flying by! Less than two months are left until the main event in October. I can’t wait!
For me, narrowing down to one problem was not hard because I was unsure of which of my three options to pick. It was hard because I had this feeling like there was something else out there just waiting to be invented. I felt that I was shutting a door, in a sense, to an even better idea. However, like I mentioned before, summer is flying by. I decided the smartest thing to do would be to move forward with the best option. I chose this by looking at which problem/solution was most do-able, was most new, was most testable, and was most creative. (I’ll save that other invention behind the door for another time!) Read more
Posted on August 2, 2011 by Caroline Boschetto
At the moment, I'm in the middle of what is perhaps the most difficult part of the scientific process: choosing a topic. Basically, I have to identify a current issue in our world and brainstorm about solutions to that problem that could come about through an innovation that I will be creating. This task of deciding on an issue has proved more difficult than expected, mainly because the entire rest of my project will be based upon the foundation of this topic. After much thought and research, I realized that there are many small issues and inconveniences in our daily lives, but what I want to address are the bigger problems of our world, and how our lives play into them. I want my innovation to put a dent into issues that affect nations, economies, and the environment. I know that this may be broad thinking, but I figure that unless something is strived for, it will never be achieved. Read more