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SARA MAKBOUL - Final Touches & an Awesome 3M Product

Hey fellow scientists, it's Sara and I'm back with another video!

As my summer mentornship comes to a close I am focusing on finishing my presenttion with the help of my mentor and constantly practicing to make sure I have it all down. My protoype is finally ready and I was able to fix all the small technical difficulties that had come up. Read more


Greetings, fellow science enthusiasts!


I've had an amazing experience with my 3M mentor, and I'm super excited to share my ideas at the final event! I hope you enjoy hearing about my journey in my final video blog post:


Amelia Day - beep...TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES...beep

I have been having an extremely difficult time with getting the Bluetooth part of the Raspberry Pi 3b to work. It sounds like it should be the most simple part of the RPi process...but, unfortunately, it's definitely not. I've also been working on the presentation aspect of my project, for the final event, and am super excited to share it with everyone! Read more

Rohit Mital - Home Stretch

As we slowly approach the final event in October, I wanted to answer a few questions about how the experience has been. 



Mrinali Kesavadas - Coming to Fruition

Hello fellow scientists,

As my summer of new innovation is coming to a close, I think what I liked the most was learning how to overcome scientific challenges in a short period of time. This experience was greatly enhanced by my interactions with my mentor. When I first started thinking of the innovation challenge, my first thought was that there is no way I can come up with a new invention in just three months. But as I started discussing some ideas with my mentor, he completely supported and encouraged me to go ahead with this new invention. Read more

Kaien Yang - Part 2: Pumpkin Based Bioplastics

Hi everyone!

I’d like to dedicate this blog to part 2 of my project, focusing on inventing a technically feasible, commercially viable and biodegradable plastic using pumpkin and the glycerin which was produced as a byproduct from the transesterification in part 1 of my project. Read more

Meghna Behari- A Successful Summer

Hello Everyone!

This is my second video blog where I discuss working with my mentor and my experience this summer being apart of the Young Scientists Challenge. 



Goodbye for now, 

Meghna  Read more

Rohan Wagh - Counting Down the Days

Hello Everybody,

This is my first video blog post, In it I talk about the reason behind my project and more on what are fuel cells. 

During my video blog, I also learned why dogs are not welcome while recording.

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Hannah - You Can't Do It Alone

Hello, Scientists!

What a great week! Construction of my prototype is in full swing. I’m on the verge of a breakthrough, and am excited to test my design very soon! 

I hope that you all enjoy my third video blog post. Mr. Emslander and I had a lot of fun putting it together for you!

“What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give her best in order to discover what she already knows.”
― Paeulo Coeho

Signing off,
Hannah Read more


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