Mythbusters Jr promo from the Science Channel.

SiouxperCONLINE is not just about comics when it comes to guests. One of the announced guests is a talented young scientist (among many other things), Rachel Pizzolato. Fans of Mythbusters may know her from the 2019 show Mythbusters Jr, where she was the builder/designer.

Mythbuster Jr

As mentioned above, Pizzolato was on the show Mythbusters Jr. I just watched the first episode on Hulu and must say I like the show as much as the original Mythbusters show. Of course, the episode was about duct tape, and you can never go wrong with that as a subject! For those without Hulu, I noticed the Science Channel streams the show free on their website. Instead of trying to write about Rachel, I’ll post this video intro about her from the show:

This young lady is involved in many cool activities.

Being a member of Mythbusters is in itself very cool. But, this young lady does a lot more. Her website has tons of things she is involved in and the awards she has won. Instead of trying to break all that down, I will simply repost this:

Rachel Pizzolato is a multitalented, award-winning scientist and Patent-Pending inventor, published writer and poet, published fashion and runway model, National Champion Trampolinist, public speaker, cosplayer, and activist. She is also an actor starring in Discovery Science Channel’s MythBusters Jr.

Her inventions have garnered success at the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair where she won the Grand Award in 2016, 2017, 2018. She has competed in many National and International Competitions such as Broadcom MASTERS (2016, 2017, and 2018), Coolest Projects (2019 and 2020) and ISEF (2019 and 2020). She recently received the 2020 Tulane Brain Institute Award, 2020 Bruce J. Heim Foundation Scholarship, 2020 Albert F.W. Habeeb M.D. Scholarship, 2020 American Welding Society Award, 2020 Aspiring Researcher Scholarship – Presented by The Emmy Noether Awards, and the 2020 ASM Materials Education Foundation Award. In 2016, she was awarded, from MIT, a minor planet named after her – Appropriately named (Pizzolato 33187). Recently, she won 2018 Akron’s Global Polymer Academy’s National Award in Science and Engineering. Also, her scientific writing has garnered awards from NASA, and in 2018, she won the AIAA National NASA essay competition for her article published in Aerospace America (September 2018) entitled, “Astronauts – The Right Stuff Indeed!”

Her panel is a must-see.

As someone just getting back into electronics/robotics/science, I have to admit that I am happy to see you people like Rachel going full steam into science. The panel with her and SiouxperCONLINE staff member Mike Fletcher is a must-see. Hopefully, we all can learn something from this bright young lady. And since she also appears to be a cosplayer, I wonder if she will talk about using science in creating cosplay. No matter what, I think Rachel will be a guest placed at the top of the must-see list during SiouxperCONLINE.

Song of the Day: Weird Science

When I think of a young person and science, I can’t help but think of this classic Oingo Boingo song:

Bonus Song: She Blinded Me With Science

OK, I’m stuck in the ’80s. But how can I not play this Thomas Dolby song after playing Weird Science? Besides, among her many talents, Rachel is a model, so she probably blinds many young men with science.

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