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Inspirational “Science in Action” Video

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Last night, the Google Science Fair winners were announced. I won’t recap all the details, as you can read about it at the link, but suffice it to say, having three teenagers of my own (and a 21 year old) and with my extensive background in STEM outreach to young and old, I relate so well to these young people and am so proud of the winners.

As I watched the live stream of the event, I fell in love with the video that Scientific American’s Editor in Chief, Marietta DiChristina announced to showcase Scientific American’s “Science in Action” winners from Swaziland.

Science in Action 2012 Winner

Still very much young “middle school” aged boys, looking at their faces in the audience as they were featured during the ceremony reminded me so much of the kind of look my 13 year old son might give if put in the spotlight like that. I am charmed by their humanitarianism and dedication to using science to be of assistance to their community at such a young age.

Watch and be moved and inspired.

This inspirational video was produced by Across The Pond Productions

Image is a screenshot from the video.

Joanne Manaster About the Author: Joanne Manaster is a university level cell and molecular biology lecturer with an insatiable passion for science outreach to all ages. Enjoy her quirky videos at www.joannelovesscience.com, on twitter @sciencegoddess and on her Facebook page at JoanneLovesScience Follow on Twitter @sciencegoddess.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. IncredibleMouse 7:26 pm 07/24/2012

    Thanks for the post – I love this video!

    Link to this

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