Getting to know young people like Caroline Moore gives me hope for the future. Caroline, as you may know, is the youngest person to discover a supernova. I first met Caroline when I interviewed her for a Slacker Astronomy episode last November in Boston. She had been invited by the AAVSO to come and accept an award for her achievement.
Today the Nova Science Now website features Caroline in their online series The Secret Life of Scientists. They did a great job of editing and presenting these pieces, but what really comes through in these bits is Caroline's personality. She has lots of that. I love the 30 seconds video. I'll be saying, "whatever", and laughing for weeks.