Teen's Simple Science Fair Project Could Save Government Millions

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Teen's Simple Science Fair Project Could Save Government Millions Empty Teen's Simple Science Fair Project Could Save Government Millions

Post by Lurker on Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:40 am

What began as a middle-school student's science fair project could save the federal government millions of dollars -- and all it would require is a switch to a different font.
Fourteen-year-old Suvir Mirchandani has adapted his sixth-grader science fair project from Dorseyville Middle School in Pittsburgh -- a study of the cost savings incurred by switching the font in his school’s paper handouts -- to show exactly how much money the bigwigs in Washington, D.C., could save if they followed suit.
Spoiler alert: It's a lot.
His project showed that switching the school's paper font from Times New Roman to Garamond would save his school about $21,000 a year in ink costs. Spurred on by a teacher, Mirchandani submitted his research to the Journal of Emerging Investigators, which publishes the work of high school and middle-school students, CNN reported.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/29/teen-science-fair-font-project-government_n_5051800.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

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Post by captain on Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:47 pm

Wow. This kid managed to save $21,000, at the age of just 14. There could be a big rosy future for this little guy. I just hope he gets the chance to use his know how and be allowed to put it to good use.
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