Hi I'm T.H. Culhane, a National Geographic Explorer, a Google Science Fair judge for the past 6 years and… a science instructor. Much of my time was spent engaged on low value ways to capture and harness solar power for water heating and cooking until my study of 900 urban households in the crowded city revealed that 12% of the inhabitants in my sample, representing millions of individuals, had no direct access to the solar because of shading from other buildings or poorly designed structure.
In my little sphere of existence, it is a Chevy Blazer that torments me. It has a Jesus fish on the tow package and recently the worm-factor is making an attempt to convince those that he ran a half-marathon with a 13.1 sticker on the tinted window (he most definitely has not, particularly since he can't management his head). I am now convinced that the small scale urban biogas solution is the only most essential intervention we can make in improving life for all of us, in every single place.
I envisioned all of them running outside holding their eardrums in pain, like I do once I begin to hear Master Jeezy Louizeey playing in his truck. And that is to say nothing concerning the plastic luggage we used to try to eliminate our organic wastes, which make their technique to the landfill in diesel smoke belching garbage trucks or get blown or washed into the ocean, creating that horrible plastic vortex within the pacific. Anyway, about a week later, I see a U-Haul truck in front of their home they usually vacate the property!
In January of 2009 my mates from the Zabaleen faculty, the place we were instructing kids the math and science necessary to be higher trash recyclers, requested me to go to India to study from their scientists how one can higher cope with city wastes. One younger girl who had never realized to swim, had the courage to placed on a life vest, obtained in the water, put a masks on her face and allow us to tow her out over the coral.
We did this by both attempting to invent hands on options to real world problems - from alcohol powered vans within the automotive division, to hydroponic meals production in the biology classroom, or by writing poems, short tales and songs and making mini films by which students solved science problems in a science fiction context, corresponding to our work on biospherics by means of NASA's Marsville program.