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Katie - A Thrilling Journey

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Working on my project throughout the summer has been a wonderful experience! I am very thankful to 3M, Discovery Education, and especially my mentor for this amazing opportunity. Read more

Katie - Building My Prototype

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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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Katie - The Scientific Process

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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

Katie - Performing Research

This week, I performed more research on my idea to determine if it would be possible, with satisfactory results.  I find it very difficult to solve a problem if I have not gathered the appropriate information first. You need a wide knowledge base to solve a complex problem. Read more

Katie - Choosing One Problem

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During this week, I performed more research and brainstormed possible solutions for my three problems. I eventually developed a plausible solution for each concern, and began focusing on one idea. It was a challenging process to pick one out of the three I had selected, but I eventually decided on a single problem to focus on for the rest of the summer. Read more

Katie - Narrowing Down to Three Topics

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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

Katie - Excited To Be Getting Started!

Hi everyone! I'm really excited to be in this challenge!

I was inspired to enter this contest because I've always loved science and considered it exciting and fun. When I read about computational biology and bioinformatics in my biology textbook, my interest was piqued and I decided to explore these new fields of science for my project. I also heard about the worldwide HIV epidemic and had a deep desire to help treat and cure this devastating disease. Read more

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