A devotion to science

Published Jan 22, 2018 at 4:00pm

Leonardo Bonacci, better known as Fibonacci, was a 13th century Italian mathematician considered one of the greatest math geniuses in history.

Fast forward to present-day Rome. A group of local students who (like Fibonacci) love science is participating in an organization bearing his name that grabbed national attention courtesy of cable television’s Science Channel.

Project Fibonacci Foundation, whose activities have included STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) conferences, set up a conference that was featured on an episode of “Street Science” on the Science Channel.

Episode 14 aired last Wednesday night and was called “Dead Drop Danger.” It also will be available to be streamed on the ScienceChannel.com web site, according to Dan Kostelec, STEAM outreach coordinator.

Science educator Kevin Delaney of the “Street Science” program was in Rome last August and conducted live science for the students attending the Project’s second annual STEAM conference.

Delaney taped segments of his television show during the final day of the STEAM event held at the Beeches. Featured were unusual scientific phenomenon through experimentation.

According to its website, Project Fibonacci Foundation is the brain child of ANDRO Computational Solutions LLC, a 25-year-old scientific research firm in Rome. It’s for students entering their sophomore year of high school through college, along with other programming.

Congratulations to these young people for their devotion to science and good luck in their future creative experiments. For more information about the Project, visit ProjectFibonacci.org.