America’s Science Idol Winner: Tom DiLiberto (& Pics)
“America’s Science Idol” was a big success yesterday, unfolding to a packed room at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston.
While the competition was close, the judges ultimately chose a runner up–Jenna Jadin, who presented on sex in the insect and human worlds–and a winner, Tom DiLiberto, who talked about the difficulty but importance of predicting the weather, and ended with a hashtag–#weatherrespect–that perfectly summed up a well crafted presentation.
Here’s a picture of the winner with (from right to left) host Chris Mooney and judges Indre Viskontas and Corey Powell:
And here’s a picture of the winner, host, two judges and four other contestants (from left to right, Gillian Bowser, Joshua Schroeder, Maura Hahnenberger, and runner-up Jenna Jadin):
DiLiberto won a number of awards, including a trip Hollywood with the National Academy of Sciences’ Science and Entertainment Exchange.