The Young Scientist Blog

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Recent Posts

Reshma - Research is Crucial to Innovation

This is my fourth blog in video format - In this blog post I will be talking about the process and importance of research and organization in defining problems and coming up with solutions.   W

Caroline - Chugging Along Conducting Research

  Hello everyone, it’s Caroline, I can’t believe the summer is going by so fast!   It has truly been a wonderful experience being a 3M Young Scientist Finalist.  I am so gratefu

Jaya-Always Be Informed

Salutations, all! This is Jaya with my fourth blog post.    Since my last blog post, I have mainly been researching.

Faraz-My Golden Ticket

  Picking one solution out of many was just like finding which Monka bar holds the golden ticket.

Samyak - Picking a Final Problem!

Welcome back fellow scientists,  I hope you are all doing fantastic and having a great summer.

Camellia- Yay, I have my picked my project!

Thought starters: Post about the process of picking just one problem/solution to focus on. What was the biggest factor in your decision?

Nishant- My Research Journey

      Through working on iCART and competing in the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, I have learned many things. Perhaps most importantly, I have learned to convert ideas to testable hypotheses.

Yosef- Not All Solutions Are Equal

This past week, my 3M mentor sent me some links to explore potential solutions along the lines of my initial idea, which was to use ocean space to add carbon sinks to the Earth.

Reshma - And Then There Was One

Hello! This is my third blog post and I want to talk about the process I went through for selecting a topic to work on.