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Daniel- Looking Back

My blog this week is a conclusion of my summer mentorship. It was a wonderful experience that I will never forget. Here is a link to my video: Final Blog Read more

Daniel- The Importance of Innovation

This blog is a video about the importance of innovation and invention. Here is a link to my video: Importance of Innovation Read more

Daniel- A Learning Experience

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

Katie - Building My Prototype

Hi everyone!

Over the past weeks, I have been testing pieces of my prototype to determine its viability, and last night, I finally developed a first rough but working version of the entire prototypical system! It was challenging, interesting, and extremely satisfying to build a working prototype! I have become very interested in the computational biology and bioinformatics fields and find them to be quite fascinating.

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Aishani- First Counting Months, Now Counting Days

Hey everyone!

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

Peyton- A Great Coach

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

Tim- My Mentorship Experience

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

Srijay - Research

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

Katie - The Scientific Process

Hi everybody!

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

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

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