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Carolyn - Picking the Problem and Solution of Choice

Background Research

Recently I have had the task of taking my top 8 ideas and narrowing them down to three ideas.  Then I came up with multiple plausible solutions for each of these problems.  As I worked through this process I kept several things in mind.  I considered whether I had the scientific expertise, the time, and/or the resources needed to complete each innovation over the summer. Read more

Anin - Blog 2 - Innovation from Research

Hello everybody! I have started to narrow my focus on my project for the 3M/Discovery mentorship program. The two things that really inspired me the most, I believe, in this program were the meeting with my mentor and the 3M website. When I first talked with my mentor, I was amazed by his knowledge and accomplishments; I would  like to thank him for taking time out of his extremely busy schedule to mentor me.  I’m privileged to have the opportunity to work with him, and I look forward to the coming weeks! Read more

Anishaa- Second Blog- On Research

Hey everybody! I've been participating in a camp known as "Andrew's Leap" every day and the people there are the kind that you aspire to be. Andrew's Leap is a selective camp that focuses on math and computer science, and I'm privileged to be there. I'm in the process of coming up with my idea, drawing inspiration from every problem, every lifestyle, and every personality I see. Read more

Aidan - Time to Get Busy!

Hello Everyone!

I have some new updates!

It's been a busy week for me in the Challenge.

First off, I met my mentor Dr. Erdogan-Haug this past week. We had a great meeting and we discussed some preliminary ideas for my innovation. Read more

Gabriel - Availability and Motivation

I’ve realized scientific research was much more difficult before the Internet.

Every day we make groundbreaking discoveries and innovations, some of which further our availability to gather information. Yet sometimes, people resort to more conventional means of discovery like I have in looking for problems to solve in my inventing process.  When I’m looking for problems to solve, I rely on family members who have issues like sleep apnea or disconnected IV’s. Read more

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