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America’s Science Idol Winner: Tom DiLiberto (& Pics)

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“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:

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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):

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DiLiberto won a number of awards, including a trip Hollywood with the National Academy of Sciences’ Science and Entertainment Exchange.

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Written by nsfmessengers

February 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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  1. THE BRAIN instead of THE VOICE! Put him on prime time TV! Send him on tour!

    hana blume

    February 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm


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