Posted on September 29, 2014 by Ana Humphrey
Posted on September 26, 2014 by David Cohen
The best part of the entire innovation process, in my opinion, is the actual building of the prototype. I like to just sit down and get my hands dirty. Working with a 3M mentor is a lot of fun. It's really nice being able to bounce ideas off of someone. The most challenging part of the entire journey so far has been dealing with live insects, which behave in ways you don't expect.
Posted on September 24, 2014 by Mythri Ambatipudi
Posted on September 23, 2014 by DE Admin
As I participated in a 3M-wide poster session this week, I was reminded of the importance of being able to communicate what you’re researching to a variety of people who may come up and talk to you during a poster session. This type of interaction starts early in school for most of us, when we are encouraged to participate in science fairs or other competitions where we start communicating our work to others. It takes a lot of practice to figure out how interested someone is or how much background they might have in what you’re do Read more
Posted on September 22, 2014 by Nikita Rafikov
Posted on September 16, 2014 by Christopher Isozaki
Posted on September 12, 2014 by Katherine Wu
Solving a problem without researching is basically impossible. If you don’t research the problem you are trying to solve, your solution may not be new or the best existing solution, and you won't know anything about what you're doing. Researching the problem also gives you an idea of how to solve problem. Read more
Posted on September 11, 2014 by Jai Kumar
A very important part of this journey has been the research that has gone into it. I have learned that without conducting research properly I would not have reached where I have.
Posted on September 10, 2014 by Anthony Kim
As I mentioned in previous blogs, I had discovered that my very first solution for hydroplaning had been patented twice before. This is what led me to come to my current solution. Read more
Posted on September 5, 2014 by Sahil Doshi
For the past week or so, I have been researching basically everything possible, from different scientific principles to creative uses of materials. Although I could not always find the information I wanted, I used what I had to improve my project. The hardest part of gathering information, however, was organizing it so that it was easily accessible when needed. Without researching, I was able to solve many of my problems, but researching gave me a firm explanation as to why my explanation worked. Read more