Yesterday was the night of the Images of Greatness Exhibition, and to be honest, I'm glad it's over. My Image of greatness was Alexander Fleming, who I chose because of his work. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, which was the "real" antibiotic perfected and distributed. Without his contributions to the world, the annual life expectancy would be a lot lower, as we would all be dying of bacterial infections. I admire that he was willing to look a little deeper than the surface of the mold that contaminated his research, instead of just throwing it away, and find something that could be used to really help people.
I think I'm most proud of the final product, the display board and costume. This is because I was passionate about this topic, and did my best to make something people could look at and walk away from, actually learning something. But this was also one of the most difficult projects I've done, probably because of the time deadlines and restraints. Though the deadlines made me grow as a student because they made me really work hard to get the stuff in on time. If I could change one thing about my end result, I would change my food to just be a bit better. For those of you who didn't stop by my exhibit, my food was blue cheese and crackers. Blue cheese was perfect for my project because it contains Penicillium mold cultures, which is the genus of mold that Fleming found his wonder drug in! Anyway, I would have gotten slices of blue cheese, instead of the crumbles, so it could sit on the crackers better.
My favorite part of this project was the end, when we presented on stage, and the people walked around eating our food.