Smarty pantses
June 7, 2005 3:37 PM   Subscribe

Beyond the science fair. Behind a veneer of shoddy web-design lies a brilliant idea: getting grade- and high-school students to do actual scientific work. For example, "10 students from New York, Texas and Virginia joined three World War II veterans and a retired railroader from Virginia" and discovered a way to make walls self-sterilize. The guy behind it is Carl Vermeulen.
posted by greatgefilte (6 comments total)
You weren't kidding about the web-design. A cool idea, though.
posted by OmieWise at 4:01 PM on June 7, 2005

Funny. I've been to that site before while trying to find safe and "scientific" ways of blowing things up with my kids. Cool stuff.
posted by snsranch at 4:56 PM on June 7, 2005

Ah, first day at work! Where do you want the baking soda and vinegar? Heywhat?!
posted by dreamsign at 6:03 PM on June 7, 2005

So... if I wash my hair every, say, week or so, does that mean my head is self sterilizing?
posted by Parannoyed at 6:37 PM on June 7, 2005

posted by TwelveTwo at 6:48 PM on June 7, 2005

As long as you remember to use lots of varnish, Parannoyed.
posted by cyphill at 7:16 PM on June 7, 2005

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