Nick Williams, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retiree, spends a lot of time explaining science concepts to 5th grade students. And now his time has paid off. He has been selected as a finalist in the 2013 Flame Challenge, an international contest that asks scientists to communicate complex science in ways that interest and inform an 11-year-old. The contest is sponsored by the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.
Williams' entry (#154) was selected as one of the top 6 finalists in two categories: written and video. As a finalist in the written category, he is competing with two other entries.