The latest interview in our seires of Real Scientists, we interviewed Alexander Amini, winner of the 2011 Young Scientist Competition. Alexander is sixteen years old and won first prize for his project, "Tennis Sensor Data Analysis".
The Real Scientist series is designed to show students that not only is computer science important, but that it's done by fun, everyday people. It is our hope that these interviews will inspire students to view computer science in a warmer light.
For more about the series and to read the interview with Alexander, please visit the blog at:
Janette, you might also be interested in our interview with Melissa Pickering. She is a great inspiration for kids who are unsure if CS-STEM is right for them.
Today, I had the opportunity to participate at a campus where middle school students had the opportunity to talk live with 3 astronauts on the International Space Station.It was truly a blast. Most of the astronauts, have multiple degrees and are truly scientists. They do all types of experiments on the Space Station. Kinda wished I was back in the classroom. I used to take my students to NASA in Houston.