Flinn Scholars

So, you put the E. coli in here… but, uh, don’t eat it!

October 26, 2007

By Flinn Foundation

We’re brave, but not Jeremy Babendure (’97) brave.

Now that he’s finished his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences at UC San Deigo, Jeremy is directing the university’s BioBridge program, which brings cutting-edge science to high-school classrooms around San Diego. Which is, to say the least, a courageous thing to do.

Of course, from all reports, it’s a terrific and wildly successful program. You can see Jeremy on the news here, and here. For the video-averse, additional reporting is here. For the video and article-averse, it’s on an eight-track tape, here.

(Back when we were in ninth grade, somebody accepted a $10 bet and swallowed a formaldehyde-laced dissection frog. Jeremy says nothing like that has happened yet.)