Whiz Kids

by Chad Campbell, senior producer

Bob talks with the director and two of the stars of the documentary Whiz Kids. With American teens now ranking 24th in the world in math and science skills, this film follows three contestants competing in the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science competition, now called the Intel Science Talent Search. Whiz Kids “raises questions about class, courage, personal sacrifice, success and failure” and in the process the students “learn as much about themselves as they do about science.” Click here for more information about the three subjects of the documentary, Ana Cisneros, Kelydra Welcker and Harmain Khan. Click here for more information about filmmaker Tom ShepardClick here to order a DVD of Whiz Kids.