Appreciating Diversity Film Series launches its fall season with an ode to the teenage science geeks upon whom our future depends.
The International Science and Engineering Fair draws more than 1,500 high schoolers from over 70 countries to compete with proposed engineering feats, computer projects and ideas to prevent or cure cancer. The documentary, by turns hilarious, heartbreaking, exciting, follows some of the most brilliant young minds in the world—including quirky nerds, semi-popular kids and slick presenters with practiced elevator pitches—on their journey to the competition.
These are kids picking up the mantle of science at a time when State budgets for science fairs are being slashed in certain parts of the country and at risk in others, meaning students’ interest and enthusiasm for science might disappear, and with it the innovation and intelligence capital the future of our country needs.
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