Copy of Project Ideation

Generate at least 3 project ideas

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List 3 topics you're interested in exploring more deeply. You're going to be spending the next two weeks working on this project, so make it something you're curious about. For example: I want to understand how rock music affects the brain.

  1. I want to understand adrenaline; the affects it has on ones performance and what triggers it.
  2. I want to learn how to code and be able to create my own programs.
  3. I want to learn about starting a business and all other aspects which come with it.

Evaluate your ideas

Copy of Idea Matrix

Ideasusefulfeasibleappealing
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Now that you've brainstormed some ideas you're interested in exploring, you're going to converge on one idea to explore for this project. List the ideas you came up with above in the first column below and determine if each idea meets specific criteria: - useful: does it solve a real problem? - feasible: is the idea doable within the timeframe? - appealing: is the idea something you're really curious about?
idea 1 Adrenaline
no
yes
yes
idea 2 Coding
no
no
yes
idea 3 Business
no
yes
no

Final Idea

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Write below the idea that meets the most criteria above (has the most green yes marks) and that will be the idea you will focus on for the rest of this project cycle.

Idea 1 (Adrenaline)

Guiding Question or Challenge Statement

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What is the one question which will guide this process of discovery and work? Or, what challenge will you be attempting to complete? For example: How does rock music effect the brain?

What affect does the sudden release of adrenaline have on ones physical and mental ability, what triggers it, and is it possible to become "adrenaline high" at will?

Why do I care?

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You have a limited amount of time on the world—why is investigating this project worth the effort given your current goals? For example: I am interested in neuroscience and I am curious about how music can affect the brain and its function.

I find the concept of an sudden boost in mental and physical capacity to be very interesting. I have heard stories of women lifting cars to save their children, and I want to understand the variables behind it. Furthermore, I believe the idea of being able to control when you enter an adrenaline filled state is fascinating, and could be compared to a real life "Superpower."

List 4 things you'd like to learn or be able to do by the end of this project.

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Most projects can cover a wide variety of science and humanities topics. Identify 4 skills and be ready to talk about them in your first Expert meeting for this project. The Experts will work with you to incorporate these.

  1. What causes the build up of adrenaline?
  2. What is the biological purpose of adrenaline? What is it's importance?
  3. The differing performance between someone filled with adrenaline and one who's not.
  4. Can adrenaline be released on will?