Last week I talked about a scientist who took his work and connected it with something fun. This week I’m going to turn it around and feature a Toronto high school student who took something fun and connected it with science.
Mathew Ho and his friend Asad Muhammad caught the attention of media worldwide when they sent a Lego Man into space and videotaped it. Sound crazy? I don’t know about you, but I sure wasn’t doing anything that creative when I was a teenager! Check it out:
The Star published a really good article explaining the science and engineering behind Lego Man’s balloon voyage, if you’re interested in learning more about it.
This will be my last post covering TEDx Waterloo, but it certainly doesn’t cover all of the “ideas worth spreading!”
If you have a chance to attend a TEDx event, I strongly encourage you to go. If you can’t, at least plan to spend some time on TED.com and watch a few videos. Don’t limit yourself to topics you’re already interested in! I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy the conference because it didn’t directly relate to my work or my personal interests, but it made me realize how much more is going on in the world than what we see in our day-to-day lives.
What have you done lately to expand your horizons?