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(Yahoo)   Scientist has won awards for math and science, is a highly cited expert in the field of groundwater contamination removal methods and even has a planet named after her--and she won't be old enough to drive for another two years   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 35
    More: Cool, maths, groundwater contamination, discovery, won awards, Scripps Research Institute, Dr. Michael Grimmett, planet named, idea  
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2013-05-01 11:04:58 AM
As I sit here, in my underwear, a fully grown adult, completely unemployed. Maybe I should start mixing the chemicals I find under the sink, I could discover something good or bad, but at least I'll be in the news too.
 
2013-05-01 11:43:08 AM
What do you mean she's not old enough to drive, there's grass on the field.
 
2013-05-01 11:43:26 AM
I feel like I should have a seat over there.
 
2013-05-01 11:45:56 AM
 Minor Planet 27410, discovered by the Linear Project of MIT Lincoln Laboratory, which orbits between Mars and Jupiter, was named Grimmett in 2011 and is recognized by the International Astronomical Union.

Is it a minor planet because she's under 18?
 
2013-05-01 11:50:26 AM
While that's cool, and good for her and everything, that list of accomplishments are mostly the kind of thing that only seems impressive to a journalism major who's so low on the totem pole that they're assigned to write fluff pieces for Yahoo news.

The only thing that's outside the norms for a high-achieving eighth grader on that list is getting first author on a JEQ paper, and even that's not unheard of.

//If the seven-page resume thing was being literal, she needs to invest in some job training classes.  The entire point of a CV is to get your prior employment/education and qualifications down to 2 pages, or 1 if you can manage it.  If you're listing seven pages of stuff that demonstrates that you don't understand relevance and priority, not that you're awesome.
 
2013-05-01 11:55:34 AM
So a kid from a well off family and with high educational resources succeeds in scholastic pursuits?  Only in the US would this be news.
 
2013-05-01 11:56:10 AM
Grimmett is a good name for a planet. Most of the time the IAU pick the crappiest names.
 
2013-05-01 12:05:44 PM
I used to mix chemicals from under the sink as a kid. I wanted to surprise my Dad with home-made "polish" for the chrome lights on the trailer... I managed to strip the chrome right off. But I did surprise my Dad. Mission accomplished, where's my planet?
 
2013-05-01 12:07:09 PM

neversubmit: What do you mean she's not old enough to drive, there's grass on the field.


They said DRIVE not PLOW.
 
2013-05-01 12:08:32 PM

SN1987a goes boom: So a kid from a well off family and with high educational resources succeeds in scholastic pursuits?  Only in the US would this be news.


Tyrone tracked contamination of pure Colombian blow as it flowed through the streets and is cut down to dirty white pony and common gutter crack.   Tyrone received a rap sheet 7 pages long and a cap in his ass for asking too many questions.  Thanks Tyrone.
 
2013-05-01 12:11:31 PM
Is she hot?

If she's Asian, then she probably is hot.
 
2013-05-01 12:11:50 PM

gideon: neversubmit: What do you mean she's not old enough to drive, there's grass on the field.

They said DRIVE not PLOW.


Ah now I get it, unlike her.
 
2013-05-01 12:18:14 PM
Yeah, but is she hot?!
 
2013-05-01 12:19:26 PM

Jim_Callahan: While that's cool, and good for her and everything, that list of accomplishments are mostly the kind of thing that only seems impressive to a journalism major who's so low on the totem pole that they're assigned to write fluff pieces for Yahoo news.

The only thing that's outside the norms for a high-achieving eighth grader on that list is getting first author on a JEQ paper, and even that's not unheard of.

//If the seven-page resume thing was being literal, she needs to invest in some job training classes.  The entire point of a CV is to get your prior employment/education and qualifications down to 2 pages, or 1 if you can manage it.  If you're listing seven pages of stuff that demonstrates that you don't understand relevance and priority, not that you're awesome.


You sound unlettered.

/And fat.
//Me, too.
///You go water scientist girl!
 
2013-05-01 12:21:37 PM
i1168.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-01 12:22:25 PM
So out of the child prodigy options, is this:

a) a true child prodigy with an absurdly high motivation for science
b) two failed scientist parents making discoveries by proxy...
 
2013-05-01 12:25:13 PM

ristst: [i1168.photobucket.com image 409x550]


Shut up, Wesley.
 
2013-05-01 12:25:48 PM

Jim_Callahan: While that's cool, and good for her and everything, that list of accomplishments are mostly the kind of thing that only seems impressive to a journalism major who's so low on the totem pole that they're assigned to write fluff pieces for Yahoo news.

The only thing that's outside the norms for a high-achieving eighth grader on that list is getting first author on a JEQ paper, and even that's not unheard of.

//If the seven-page resume thing was being literal, she needs to invest in some job training classes.  The entire point of a CV is to get your prior employment/education and qualifications down to 2 pages, or 1 if you can manage it.  If you're listing seven pages of stuff that demonstrates that you don't understand relevance and priority, not that you're awesome.


Also her knees are too sharp and you have to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2013-05-01 12:39:55 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Shut up, Wesley.


YOU'RE KICKING ME OFF THE BRIDGE???
 
2013-05-01 12:41:10 PM

ristst: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Shut up, Wesley.

YOU'RE KICKING ME OFF THE BRIDGE???


I'm asking you to look after your son, Doctor.

/different episodes
//datalore
 
2013-05-01 12:50:56 PM
just when I thought a science thread couldn't get any geekier.
 
2013-05-01 12:55:24 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Yeah, but is she hot?!


PV = nRT no longer applies, baby
 
2013-05-01 12:58:14 PM
"My wife was very concerned that this extracurricular activity was going to take away from her regular studies and also interfere with summer vacation plans for the family since her experimentation typically consumes the entire summer,"

Getting involved in this sort of activity will teach you more about real science than regular studies.  And it distinguishes you from everyone else who doesn't know anything outside their course of study.
 
2013-05-01 12:58:35 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: ristst: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Shut up, Wesley.

YOU'RE KICKING ME OFF THE BRIDGE???

I'm asking you to look after your son, Doctor.

/different episodes
//datalore


"Shut up Wesley" was in Datalore...

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Datalore_(episode)
"Data" leaves, but Wes continues to protest. Wesley tries again to convince Picard that "Data" is really Lore, but the captain refuses to listen and dismisses him, telling him to "shut up, Wesley." Beverly, just as hurt as her son, repeats in shock, "Shut up, Wesley?!"
 
2013-05-01 01:00:46 PM

ristst: The All-Powerful Atheismo: ristst: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Shut up, Wesley.

YOU'RE KICKING ME OFF THE BRIDGE???

I'm asking you to look after your son, Doctor.

/different episodes
//datalore

"Shut up Wesley" was in Datalore...

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Datalore_(episode)
"Data" leaves, but Wes continues to protest. Wesley tries again to convince Picard that "Data" is really Lore, but the captain refuses to listen and dismisses him, telling him to "shut up, Wesley." Beverly, just as hurt as her son, repeats in shock, "Shut up, Wesley?!"


I know.  I was stating that it was a different episode from the original image, which is from Evolution.

Maybe the only episode in which Wesley almost farking destroys the ship without being the one to save it.
 
2013-05-01 01:07:39 PM
 

doczoidberg: Is she hot?

If she's Asian, then she probably is hot.


The Stealth Hippopotamus: Yeah, but is she hot?!


dillengest: I feel like I should have a seat over there.



www.takepart.com
 
2013-05-01 01:29:53 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Maybe the only episode in which Wesley almost farking destroys the ship without being the one to save it.


I was gonna mention "The Naked Now", but then I remembered he saved the ship in that one...
 
2013-05-01 02:05:18 PM
FTFA:
Maria Elena entered the school's science fair for the next several years until it was discontinued due to a lack of staff and resources.

As a parent of someone who just had his first science fair (The school brought it back this year, because of enough parent volunteers), this part makes me sad.
 
2013-05-01 02:06:11 PM
/kills self
 
2013-05-01 02:10:59 PM
Jim_Callahan:
The only thing that's outside the norms for a high-achieving eighth grader on that list is getting first author on a JEQ paper, and even that's not unheard of.

FTA:
She is also the youngest author to be published in the Journal of Environmental Quality

Youngest author, not first listed author. That cracks my definition of impressive.
Don't know if you've looked at a lot of American youth in the news lately, especially those that also qualify for a Florida tag, but we need to really encourage children like her. Her achievements should not be so quickly dismissed.
 
2013-05-01 07:20:58 PM

Jim_Callahan: While that's cool, and good for her and everything, that list of accomplishments are mostly the kind of thing that only seems impressive to a journalism major who's so low on the totem pole that they're assigned to write fluff pieces for Yahoo news.

The only thing that's outside the norms for a high-achieving eighth grader on that list is getting first author on a JEQ paper, and even that's not unheard of..


But still, as far as "KID DOES SCIENCE" headlines, it beats the absolute crap out of
www.inspirationgreen.com

and I can appreciate that.
 
2013-05-01 08:49:36 PM

Jim_Callahan: While that's cool, and good for her and everything, that list of accomplishments are mostly the kind of thing that only seems impressive to a journalism major who's so low on the totem pole that they're assigned to write fluff pieces for Yahoo news.

The only thing that's outside the norms for a high-achieving eighth grader on that list is getting first author on a JEQ paper, and even that's not unheard of.

//If the seven-page resume thing was being literal, she needs to invest in some job training classes.  The entire point of a CV is to get your prior employment/education and qualifications down to 2 pages, or 1 if you can manage it.  If you're listing seven pages of stuff that demonstrates that you don't understand relevance and priority, not that you're awesome.


Not true in academia. List positions, publications, etc. quantity is its own quality.
 
2013-05-01 09:52:09 PM
Kids like this should have loads of government funding.

They are the only hope to allow America to compete with China.

/too bad some punk who can play football will get 1000 times more scholarship money.
 
2013-05-02 04:02:23 AM
Yep, I've accomplished nothing.
 
2013-05-02 08:39:48 AM
As if I needed reinforcement that I suck as a parent...
 
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