are the World's most valuable resource. They will have the
burden of completing what we have not finished, fixing what we
have broke and discovering the answers to questions that have
eluded us in Physics, Medicine and Peace.
This is no light burden to bestow
upon our children, but this is their legacy as it was and is
ours until the day we die. An important part of this legacy is
to prepare our children to bear the burden of their legacy, to
make the world a better place than it was when we handed it to
A major part of this
preparation is education and unfortunately those who chose as
their life work to be the guardians of taxpayer's funds to
ensure an impartial and high quality educational system are
seriously short of fulfilling their legacy.
world has fine people like Bill and Melinda Gates who, working
through their foundation, have graciously stepped up to the
plate to address our failing educational system.
Education is a major part of
preparing our children to fulfill their legacy but I have known
ignorant people who have attained the highest educational
recognition and really intelligent people who barely made it
through secondary school. Instilling the true ability to
learn is markedly different than memorizing text books.
Our educational system should
teach self-education, the ability to learn from many sources not
just what is taught in the school. A teacher has done his job
when his students have acquired the ability to learn through
reading, listening, observing and doing on their own,
independent of the classroom.
Being instilled with the
inspiration to learn and to inspire others to learn by example
ensures that education is not fixed by a number of school years
and a degree, but is a life long experience.
Bill Gates may not be aware
that he has already impacted education by his life work, which
has inspired many people to learn. Those who have truly learned
from Bill Gates will find that it is not about making money so
much as it is about making the world a better place than it was
when it was handed to them.
Flynn Research has dedicated
this page on our website to honor young scientist who we feel
have achieved the ability to inspire others to learn by
example. Our 2006 honoree is Josh Jones. We learned about Josh
when he approached us for permission to do a science fair
project based upon our technology. Josh is truly an amazing
young man. Congratulations to Josh on his achievements!
Information on nominating your candidate for our 2007
Featured Young Scientist will be posted during March 2007.