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 grateful and appreciative for the opportunity to be in the company of top scientists.  The highlight of my summer is working with my inspiring mentor Kandyce Bohannon.  Seeing her weekly via Skype has given me the opportunity to get to know her and learn from her experience and expertise about researching and the scientific process.  She has introduced me to several connections at 3M including the automotive and aerospace divisions that provided me with ideas about innovative 3M products to use in my project.  I am chugging along with the research on my project, learning more about the scientific method, organization, and the importance of passion, persistence, and patience.  Have a wonderful day!