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Sriram Bhimaraju
Hello World! I’m excited to share with you the inspiration behind picking my project, and how I incorporated 3M technology in my first video blog!
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Mehaa Amirthalingam
Last week,  I finalized my topic with my mentor, Dr. Hansen, and since then I have been conducting preliminary experiments to decide how to procure various parts from 3M and local stores for my project. By working with Dr. Hansen, I am learning how to question various fine details of a project experiment. When I asked Dr. Hansen that I needed a plastic sheet to cover something, she said there are nearly hundreds of types plastic sheets available with varying properties, "which one do you need? What are the requirements for the plastic sheets?
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Krish Wadhwani
Hey all! This is Krish and it's my second blog post! Let me tell you, the journey so far has been extremely fun as I work with my mentor, Dr. Sahni. We've truly been gaining immense progress and I can't wait to see the end result of this project.  For this blog, I decided to do a video. Watch the video below. I look forward to making more blogs and continuing the Young Scientist Challenge voyage! 
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Zachary Hessler
Hello fellow scientists! So begins our exciting 3M mentorship journey to project finalization. However, the construction of a useful idea, especially one engineered through scientific research, is both a formidable logistic and creative challenge. I often find that exploring a multitude of ideas often results in clear, orderly, and open-ended solution. In the words of distinguished chemist and author Linus Pauling, “The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.”
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Anna Du
 Hello again!   I have been researching some problems that are happening all around the world and narrowed down my final selection to three possible problems, which are ocean acidification, mercury, and plastic contamination in the oceans.  
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Sriram Bhimaraju
What was my process of making observations and picking a problem? Have you ever wondered whether it’s possible to make painless flu shots so kids wouldn’t be scared to go to the doctor? Or why water evaporates even when the temperature doesn’t reach 100oC outside? Or why a gel forms around chia seeds when you put them in water?
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Mehaa Amirthalingam
I have decided to continue the same topic of research that I submitted in my video entry and Dr. Hansen is helping me create a structure to my research. We want to save the world, but we have to choose a topic we are passionate about, and that is water conservation. 
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Leo Wylonis
Hello fellow scientists!  My name is Leo and I’m 14 years old and live in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.
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Cameron Sharma
I am Cameron from Richmond, Virginia. I am honored to be a finalist in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. I am looking forward to meeting everyone in a few short months.
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Theodore Jiang
Hi there,