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Shanza Sami
Hello fellow scientists! My name is Shanza Sami, I’m from Iowa City, Iowa, and this is my blog on the process of selecting a final pick for an issue to address, seeking solutions, as well as reflecting on my journey with the 3M Young Scientist Challenge so far. 
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Daniel Thomas
  Hi Guys, Welcome to my blog. What was the biggest factor in your decision?
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Samaira Mehta
Just one problem! Hardest. Task. Ever. In today's blog post, I had to choose ONE problem to tackle, and after extensive research, I settled on Ovarian Cancer. Watch my video blog to see why, current work done in this field, and what I propose as an innovation.
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Shanza Sami
Hello, fellow scientists - I’m Shanza Sami, and today we’re going to talk about the process of making observations, finding ideas, and taking action. 
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Sahasra Swargam
Hello everyone,  I hope you are all doing well. I'll be sharing my research process with you today in my second blog post about observations, research and ideas. Let's get started.  Our first step is observing, I was being very observant about everything around me and asking questions from the environment to our health. This led me to find a problem where I wanted to find out how we can increase biodiversity and can fight climate change with soil fungi. My main goal is to help make farmers' jobs easier and have healthier crops growing. 
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Samaira Mehta
“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas”  -Linus Pauling
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Shanza Sami
Hi everyone! I’m Shanza Sami from Iowa City, Iowa - today, I’m excited to share my thoughts on the start of this new chapter. 
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Daniel Thomas
Hi Guys, My name is Daniel Thomas from Colleyville, Texas. Thanks for visiting my 3M Discovery Young Scientist Challenge blog. I’m excited to take you on the journey that I’ll be going through as a finalist. I’ll be heading into 9th grade in the upcoming school year. My hobbies are swimming, reading, video games, and Scouting. 
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Samaira Mehta
It was in my eighth-grade science class that I learned about the fatality rate of ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, my science teacher's mother died due to this disease. Like her, about 300,000 cases of ovarian cancer are confirmed each year, and tragically 200,000 of those patients die. I have always been inclined towards and fascinated by some of the technologies in our world today.