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Young Scientist Challenge

Srijay - On Finding an Idea

Cobb: What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed - fully understood - that sticks; right in there somewhere.

-Inception

Dominick Cobb was right. When an idea gets hold of you all you want to do is develop it. Read more

Katie - Narrowing Down to Three Topics

Hi everybody!

During the past week I made observations regarding problems affecting us today and learned very interesting information from my research about a slew of different topics. I eventually constructed a list of eight problems that I believe are important to the welfare of humanity. Read more

Edward - "On-young-ha-sae-yo!" Welcome to South Korea!

Hello Everybody!

It has already been one week since the challenge kicked off, and I am enjoying every part of it.

Right now I am in South Korea! Read more

Aishani- Picking the Top Three Ideas


Hey Everyone!
As Week 2 of my summer mentorship is coming to an end, I just can't believe how fast time has flown by! I'm back from my five day vacation to Florida (impressive scenery over there!), so now I can direct my full attention towards my project. :) Read more

Daniel - The Motives of a Scientist

Last week, I selected eight observations from the news and identified the problems behind them. This was very time consuming because the news is mostly about sports and celebrities instead of problems that may be solved with scientific solutions. I did not find it difficult to narrow down my project options to three because I know which ones have the greatest potential to change the world, and the ones that I am most interested in. Read more

Edward - Hello Everybody!

Hello Everybody!

This is Edward, and I am very excited for the upcoming weeks! I would like to thank Discovery Education and 3M for sponsoring this wonderful competition/program.

My interest has always been toward science and math, and when my science teacher introduced me to this challenge, I was enthralled to participate.   Read more

Congratulations to the Top Ten Finalists of the 2012 Young Scientist Challenge!

From Connecticut to California, this year’s top young scientists are from all across the country.   And from soccer and Taekwondo to orchestra and movie-making, their interests are diverse too.  Yet despite their differences, they have one important thing in common:  All ten finalists love science! Read more

Shawn Farmand- Last blog

Hi everyone, I would like to thank 3M and Discovery Education for this incredible experience. I would also like to thank Dr. Oxman, my mentor, for guiding me through the Young Scientist Challenge. I'm so excited for finally getting to meet all the finalists! My final video blog is attached!

Shawn Farmand Last Video Blog Read more

My Final Blog Post :'(

Hi there this is Jack Andraka from AMAZING MARYLAND. Anyway I still cannot believe that I fly out to St.Paul in only 3 DAYS!!! I am super super excited to meet the other 9 finalists. I'm practicing the presentation of my innovation, and while this does take up a ton of time, I still somehow manage to do all of my homework (which is really hard to do in high school). Anyway I'm giving a special shout out to my mentor Dr. Ylitalo for being the best mentor ever!!! Read more

Closing Post- Braeden Benedict

Hi everybody!

This is going to be my last blog post. This has been such a great experience for me, as I am sure it has been for all the finalists.

As I mentioned in my last video blog, my favorite part has been working on something that has real world application. I feel like my innovation has the potential to really help people. Along the way, I have learned so much about the process of innovation. I had no idea when I began how many poor ideas one must go through to find a good one. I have come to realize the truth of Thomas Edison’s saying, “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” I had to put in so much hard work to make my idea work. Read more

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