“Meet the Robinsons” is one of my favorite movies for many reasons. The way in which the film celebrates creativity, innovation, and perseverance in the face of difficult circumstances is wonderful. Louis, the hero, is an aspiring science fair inventor, who eventually realizes his dreams and creates (or discovers) inventions which help shape the world into better, greener, and more beautiful forms.

In Ontario, Canada, 16-year-old science fair contestant Daniel Burd may be a real-life Lewis Robinson. According to Brandon Keim writing on the Wired blog, Burd conducted experiments for his science fair project which “isolated the microbial munchers” which can make plastic decompose in three months rather than thousands of years.

What a fantastic discovery! Kudos to you, Daniel! May your science fair project launch you, like Lewis Robinson, into a successful and rewarding career as a scientist, engineer and inventor! We desperately need your assistance NOW.

Here’s my suggestion for your next project: Nuclear fusion at room temperature. Naysayers will tell you it can’t be done, but don’t believe them. You CAN do it. Keep moving forward! 🙂

Thanks to Sarah Trabucchi for bringing Daniel’s achievement to my attention!

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2 Responses to A science fair project changing the world?

  1. Tim says:

    wow, so great to read that innovation can come from anywhere and traditional stereotypes can be broken (age etc). This is awesome!

  2. […] A science fair project changing the world? By Wesley Fryer May your science fair project launch you, like Lewis Robinson, into a successful and rewarding career as a scientist, engineer and inventor! We desperately need your assistance NOW. Here’s my suggestion for your next project: Nuclear … Moving at the Speed of Creativity – http://www.speedofcreativity.org […]

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