says Elm Grove teenager Liam McCarty, "isnít static."
McCarty may be
poised to make his own contributions to the changing world of science
after winning a recent nationwide competition. His championship entry
was a system of Velcro-like strips to temporarily close deep wounds
when stitches cannot be used.
could prove useful on the battlefield or in the outdoors. "Thereís
never a shortage of people injuring themselves or needing medical
help," Liam says.
To enter the
Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, he submitted a
two-minute home video about wind-resistant building construction. Ten
middle-schoolers were selected to compete in a series of live science
challenges, and Liam emerged with the grand prize of $50,000 in U.S.
thing about winning was the opportunity to work with some of the best
scientists in the world and nine other top kids," says Liam, now
a freshman at Brookfield Academy.
Golf and tennis
are among Liamís other interests. He also plays violin with the
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, and notes that Einstein and other
geniuses have been musicians.
thereís a huge mathematical component to music that really appeals
to these type of people," he says.