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Shanza Sami
Hello fellow scientists, I am Shanza Sami from Iowa City, Iowa. Today, we’ll be talking about the peaks and valleys of the scientific process as well as my experience with the summer mentorship program. 
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Sahasra Swargam
Hello everyone,  Welcome to my 5th blog post, I'm so excited to be sharing about my 3M mentorship, progress and challenges!  
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Daniel Thomas
    HI guys, welcome back to my 4th blog. Let's get started!   What is the hardest part about gathering information?
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Shanza Sami
Hello, fellow scientists – this is Shanza Sami, from Iowa City, Iowa, and this is my fourth blog post on the process of research, organization, and the scientific process. 
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Sahasra Swargam
Hello again, everyone! Welcome to my 4th blog post, today I will be sharing about the research process and why its important and my experiences through it.
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Samaira Mehta
Research is the most crucial step behind any successful project! You need to thoroughly understand the topic you are working on to develop the best, most helpful solution. Watch this week's blog post to hear about my journey with research and some helpful tips and tricks, if you want to begin research on your own project! 
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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.