I’ve given many an “alternate careers in science” talk to groups of students, but I have to say, this one was really my favorite so far. The curriculum director (who happens to be my wife) at Not Just Art, a local science, music and art educational center for children on Long Island, asked me to lend my expertise to the incoming attendees of their Superhero Training Academy (well, Superhero Camp to be more accurate). This should do wonders for establishing the proper geek cred I truly deserve. My lecture on “So you want to be a superhero” can be found below, after the jump.

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(there are a few glitches with Slideshare’s program, so a few bits of text on the slides are covered by images, sorry about that)