While pundits decry the lack of interest in STEM fields, there are a few kids out there who really like to push the envelope. Take, for example, the story of David Hahn. The story reads like a sci-fi coming of age comedy, but it’s true.

The saddest part of the story, however, is how David met his end. It seems like someone with his intellect and drive should have been at least have been mentored or received a scholarship. With the recent push towards “STEM ALL THE THINGS,” David’s life can be a cautionary tale.

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