Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Mr. Wizard (1917-2007)

The one and only Mr. Wizard, Don Herbert, passed away yesterday at the age of 89 and my geeky heart mourns. I watched "Mr. Wizard’s World" on Nickelodeon in the 80’s almost every morning before I went to school (yes, even in high school). My father was a big fan of the original show back in the 50’s. I wanted to BE Mr. Wizard. He’s a big reason I was involved in the Outreach program in graduate school and now do the annual Imagination Day event at a local school.
Visit Mr. Wizard Studios.

I think he deserves a posthumous SPIAS* designation.

*Someone Personally Implementing Awesome Science