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KATHERINE - RESEARCHING

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

KATHERINE - WORKING WITH A 3M MENTOR

After considering my ideas, I’ve decided on one problem to focus on which was to continue my own original entry topic -- Proactively Prevent Drowsy Driving. When choosing my problems, I considered many factors including different solutions I came up, the importance of the problem, existing solutions.


My mentor Dr. Jesse Miller has been a great help to me!  He is really supportive and guides me in the right direction. It’s really nice to have a real engineer to talk to about my project who gives me good advice. Read more

KATHERINE - FINDING A PROBLEM TO SOLVE

There is a wide range of problems in the community from obesity to lack of clean water. Choosing three problems was difficult. I decided to choose based on many factors including:

•  The importance – I wanted to help solve a problem that affected as many people as possible.
• The existing solutions – I want to create a better a better solution to solve a problem Read more

KATHERINE - CHOSEN AS A FINALIST IN YOUNG SCIENTIST CHALLENGE


I first learned about the Young Scientist Challenge from an article in the Washington Post last year when they announced last year’s winners from our region. When I made the device this year to proactively prevent drowsy driving I thought maybe I could give it a try. Read more