Posted on September 30, 2013 by Reeney Botros
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Posted on August 29, 2013 by Reeney Botros
I'm on my way to 3M Headquarters!!!!!
Now that my invention is getting closer and closer to being invented, I'm starting to see that everything I've been doing has been part of a quest. But at the end of my quest, there's no treasure--like most heroic quests, my journey ends with doing my part to make the world a better place.
And also like most journeys, the biggest challenge is finding out where you have to go, and how to get there. For me, this involved a lot of tough decisions and research into unknown territory, but in the end I learned that having a clear view of your goal is very important to succeed Read more
Posted on August 13, 2013 by Reeney Botros
Where we're going, we don't need roads!
Before experiencing it myself, I thought invention was all about creativity. Why not? It’s definitely a huge part of it—thinking of new, unheard of ways to tackle a common problem. But, again, things aren’t always what they first appear to be. Invention, in practice, is the result of a lot of creativity paired with a TON of knowledge about both the problem itself and the science that makes up your solution. Read more
Posted on July 30, 2013 by Reeney Botros
As I struggled through a mental tug-of-war between my final three ideas, Dr. Moran suggested some questions I should ask myself. Not technical or engineering questions. Questions about the world around me. She told me to ask "why?" I realized that it is IMPOSSIBLE to just take each issue at face-value. Each problem has its own set of causes, puzzling together into an issue that's more complex every time you look at it! It's like a cake--there are lots and lots of ingredients that go into the cake, but you REALLY have to know your stuff--observe, ask "why"--to become familiar with the whole recipe. Read more
Posted on July 19, 2013 by Reeney Botros
Good thing that Mr. Einstein and I agree on that one! Because I think imagination is gonna be the key to developing my innovat Read more
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. --Albert Einstein
Posted on July 15, 2013 by Reeney Botros
On the phone with Dr. Moran!!!
My mentor is the COOLEST!!! Last night for the first time, I talked on the phone with her--she's a crazy-smart scientist and fellow fashionista! Read more