Theo- Why I Entered The Challenge
This is my first blog post, and I’m going to be writing about the whole process of entering the challenge. For me, the whole process of making a submission to the 3M Young Scientist Challenge has been a great experience. From first hearing about the challenge to making a submission, the entire process has been a blast. In the beginning, I didn’t really expect to become a finalist, given how amazing the things the people from past were, and I just wanted to make something cool and learn from it. As the project progressed along ,though, I started to feel really good about my the product.
When the time came to make the video, I actually had to do a lot of research, because I had made little inventions and gadgets before, but had never had to document them. The hardest part of the video, in my opinion, were the visuals. I had no idea how to design a visual, and so I had to experiment with many apps and websites for circuit diagrams before I realized that PowerPoint was actually the best.
I submitted my entry in January, actually relatively early for the majority, so the wait for me seemed a bit longer. Fortunately, I did have other things then (auditions for high school bands and placement tests) to keep me occupied. But as the announcement date came closer and closer, I got more and more anxious, and when I heard that I was a finalist, I was really happy. My family and friends were all really supportive of me, and all were happy for me when the news came. I plan to have a great time and learn a lot from this challenge, and if I win in the end, I would be extremely happy.