These past couple weeks, I've been developing a plan for how I'm going to address the problem of variable responses to prescription drugs. I visited the spectacular Titan supercomputer, nailed down the specific challenge I am solving, and gained inspiration for my innovation! I hope you enjoy hearing about my new developments in my first video blog post!
I’ve always been interested in nature and science. One of my greatest joys as a young child was coaxing Painted Lady butterflies to land on my fingers, and cupping flashing fireflies in my hands.
This joy led me to my first science project when I was eight years old, titled “Butterflies in Space” -- a comparison of caterpillar development on Earth and on the International Space Station. Read more
This week, I am studying at a summer resdential research camp. Seeing that our camp is called H2O to Go, our central topic is water! The camp is all about discovering new ideas, uncovering knowedge, and growing as scientists and engineers. It was amazing to discover scence in a hands-on way while forming bonds with my classmates. Read more
For the past week, I narrowed my list down to three problems and then selected one to solve as my final solution. I chose them based on what I knew from my previous experience, and eliminated the ones that addressed only a limited amount of the population. Read more
Ever since Discovery Education and 3M announced that I was a finalist, I have come up with possible problems we face that I could solve as my final project. I narrowed the list down to three problems, by choosing the ones I was most interested in solving. I also took into consideration the time I had and the scope of impact of my solution. I eliminated the ones that addressed only a limited amount of the population. I eliminated the ones that did not have a large economical impact as well. Read more