Thursday, March 1, 2012

'Something To Look Forward To'

Bud Wisecarver once again signed up to judge the Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburg, the same city Bishop-Wisecarver calls home. March 15 to 17 will mark the sixth year the company founder and lifelong inventor will volunteer at the local academic event.

He told us he'll keep volunteering as long as they keep asking for him.

"I've been involved in this fair since its inception because it's local, and I've supported local schools in any way I can for almost as long as I've been working," he said when we interviewed him this week for a news release. "Fairs like this are important because they give kids something to look forward to, especially since there's scholarship money involved."

We'll be at the mid-March fair to take photos, video, quotes and other snippets to share online with you. In the meantime, if you're in the Bay Area, why not sign up as a volunteer yourself? [ You can do that here ] Or make a financial contribution of your own? [Just read the details on how right here ] There's also a chance for you to contribute your own special award, if you're so inclined. [ The fine print's all online] And for a little background, check out this clip from the 2010 fair at Los Medanos College.