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Veda Murthy
Hello! My name is Veda Murthy, and I am a rising 8th grader at Rachel Carson Middle School in Herndon, Virginia. I am really excited to be a part of the 3M Young Scientists Challenge family! 
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Sarah Park
My name is Sarah Park, and I am from Jacksonville, Florida, the Sunshine State. When my science teacher, Mr. Pearson, first introduced the 3M Young Scientist Challenge to me, I was fascinated by the opportunity because I could connect my passions in science and research to create an innovation that could potentially give positive impact to the broader community.
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Aadrit Talukdar
My name is Aadrit Talukdar, and welcome to my first blog post as a top 10 national finalist in the 3M Young Scientist Challenge 2021. I live in San Jose, California and I am going to be an 8th grader in fall. 
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Danielle Steinbach
I was inspired to enter the 3M Young Scientist Challenge by the many world-class research scientists who are revolutionizing the medical field today, such as Jennifer Doudna & Emmanuelle Charpentier with CRISPR gene editing, and Karl Deisseroth with optogenetics. This challenge was an opportunity for me to tackle a genuine research problem for the first time. 
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Sydney Zhang
Hi there!          My name is Sydney Zhang. I am a graduating 8th grader from my hometown of San Diego, California. I am thrilled to be selected as one of top 10 finalists in the 3M Young Scientist Challenge. I would like to share with you my summer research experience leading up to the final event. I can't wait to meet other finalists in October at the 3M headquarters.
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Anika Chebrolu Takes Home Top Prize and Improving Lives Award at This Year’s 3M Young Scientist Challenge
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Hello fellow scientists, experts, and engineers! Welcome to my blog, and today, I will be talking about the progress I made over the summer.
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Hi everyone! I can't believe that we are already onto the final month of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge! Being a Young Scientist Challenge finalist has been a truly amazing experience this past summer. My mentor has been a great guide and has provided me with so many materials and advice for my project and I am honored and thankful to have been working with her this summer.  Check out my new blog post to find out more about my summer experience!
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  Hello, fellow scientists, experts, and engineers! Welcome to my blog, and today I will be talking about the importance of research. 
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Hi Everyone, This week I am blogging about research, and how it is important to stay organized.  That's it for this time, -Ekansh