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Faraz T
When you create a product to help people or when you are trying to discover, undiscovered ideas you should keep in mind that the process of science should be enjoyed.   What has been the best part of the process so far?
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Faraz T
It may be possible to solve a problem without researching, but It is like driving a car blindfolded. Without proper research, you may make decisions that later on turn out to be PROBLEMATIC. Research tells you, what products already exist in the market. It tells you about the mistakes made in the past so that you don’t repeat them. It helps to understand the problem being solved.
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Faraz T
 
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Camellia S
Thought starters: Post about the process of picking just one problem/solution to focus on. What was the biggest factor in your decision? How has access to a 3M Scientist been helpful in your journey so far? How do you feel about what you have accomplished up to this point?
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Faraz T
My father told me a true story about himself when he was in second grade, about a kid named "Mona" who was aphonic. Mona used to chase my dad and my dad would get scared and run away. But poor Mona was just trying to be friends with my dad. He could not tell my dad that he just wanted to play with him.
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Faraz T
Hello friends, there are many problems in our world. We wish we could solve them all. But do we really have the time for it? Probably not!  If we are tasked to solve many problems at the same time we might not be able to complete any of them. On the other hand, if we pick a random problem in a rush, and put effort into it, we may later realize solving this problem didn't have enough impact on the community. 3M has given us a template that helps choose a problem that has a profound impact on society. 
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Camellia S
This week I narrowed my topic selections to three. I am passionate about all eight topics on my original list. Therefore, I had a hard time picking just three.
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Camellia S
I am Camellia from Richmond, Virginia. Let me start with a confession, I still can’t believe that I am a 3M YSC Finalist! I traveled to St. Paul last year with my brother Cameron for the Finals. I was awed and inspired by all the great scientists at the event, both the students and the 3M researchers. I was hoping that I will return someday as a contestant. Here I am, I am a 3M YSC Finalist!
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