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Daniel- A Learning Experience

My blog this week is a video about some of the things I have learned during the summer mentorship with my 3M scientist mentor, Dr. Eberman. In the video, I mention qualitative and quantitative data. Qualitative data can be observed, but not measured. On the other hand, quantitative data can be measured. Even though I am backlit in the video and difficult to see, I decided to post this because of the excellent example of a qualitative observation that nature provided.

Watch my video blog here: A Learning Experience Read more

Aishani- First Counting Months, Now Counting Days

Hey everyone!

I just can't believe it- there's only about a month left until the day we are all anticipating! Time is flying so fast and moving so slow at the same time. But before I know it, the big day will have arrived!

Doesn't it seen that time goes by so slowly when you are anxiously waiting for something?

Having a chance to collaborate and interact with a 3M scientist has really been the experience of a lifetime. An amazing opportunity like this doesn't come along often, does it? This summer has been my most memorable one, and I will always cherish the memories I have created. "When opportunity knocks on your door, answer it with a smile." Indeed. Read more

Srijay - Research

Quite so! You have not observed. And yet you have seen. That is just my point. Now, I know that there are seventeen steps, because I have both seen and observed.
-Sherlock Holmes to James Watson, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

As I continue to work on my project, I have been having to do a lot of research. I have contacted other people to ask them questions, about how my device would help them, and I have done a lot of online research. I also have learnt how to do patent searches, and research if my idea has been done. Read more

Tim- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Hey guys!

This whole experience has been amazing! I've had tons of fun.

I think that the best part of this has been working with my mentor to solve problems. It is cool to see both of our approaches to the problem. Read more

Daniel- Reflections on the Process

So far, the best, and most difficult, portion of the project has been data collection. Collecting data is time-consuming; however, it is definitely worth the effort. After all, who does not enjoy a good experiment? Read more

Brooke - The Path to Success

Hello again! I’ve had a great summer working on my project!  I have learned so much from my research and experiments.  My mentor, Dr. Del, has taught me all about what it’s like to be a professional scientist.  The best part of the process so far has been brainstorming new ideas!  Read more

Anish- Experimenting

Hello Fellow Scientists, All this research for the past couple of weeks has really got me to think that I'm ready to move forward with my new innovation. This week I started to gather materials and creating a experimental procedure. Read more

Aishani- Getting Ready To Experiment

Hey everyone!

These past weeks have truly been filled with hours of planning, designing, and hard work! I realized that before you can get to the hands-on part of the scientific journey, you have to plan out your experiment. But that's the easy part, right? Wrong. In the beginning of the process, it had seemed to me that the planning part of my experiment was the easiest and least time consuming. 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

Anish- Research, Research, and even more Research

Hello Fellow Scientists,

I've been spending a lot of my time in my room...doing nothing but RESEARCHING!

For the past week I've been trying to become an expert at my topic...which means researching, researching, and even more researching. I don't think I've ever done more researching in my life. Read more

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