Making Ball Lightning in Her Garage

There are almost as many young women science at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair as young men this year. One of those is the powerful, affable and on the great ball of fire, Caroline Wurden of Los Alamos High School in New Mexico.

She was the first student I got to interview on Tuesday, and she set the bar high. She lives and breathes science.

She’s experimenting in her garage, supercharging plasma to create spectacular flashes. Here she is describing her project, Great Balls of Fire II.