Want to hear something crazy? The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is hosting a contest called Month at the Museum 2 for one lucky roommate to live, breathe and eat science within their walls for 30 days and 30 nights.
The winner would serve as the face of MSI Chicago during the day. At night, it’s nerd vs. museum: Submarines, spacesuits, Apollo 8, airplanes, a fairy castle, plastinates, tornadoes, a coal mine and even a little town. For their troubles? $10,000 and a pile of gadgets.
The museum whittled the competition down from about 1,000 talented, charismatic and very nerdy people who applied, but they now want your feedback.
If you think MSI needs a lot of Dave Mosher in its life, please vote once per day, now through Oct. 3, 2011 at MonthAtTheMuseum.org I’ll be at the museum the morning of Oct. 5, where they’ll announce the winner during a live event.
It literally takes seconds to cast a vote, but if you’re like me you may forget. So I’ve crafted these daily calendar reminder buttons to help you out — one click and you’re good to go:
Note: User of other calendar software? Save this .ics file to your computer and open it.
Entering this contest wasn’t for faint of heart*. I think it’s safe to say every entrant poured some serious blood, sweat and tears into their submissions in hopes of a finalist spot (and, of course, the ultimate spot). That means I’m incredibly honored, severely humbled and insanely excited to be this far along. It also means I’d love to carry my comrades’ torches and pounce on this once-in-a-lifetime science/technology adventure with everything I’ve got, and then some!
Kate McGroarty won last year and tore it up for museum visitors and for people across the Interwebs. I’m ready to follow in her footsteps, but I want to amp everything up, mix everything up and try some new things.
Again, it’s not over yet. I need your help! At the risk of shooting myself in the foot, I urge you to vote often for the very best person. Hopefully you think that’s me.
* Infinite thanks to everyone who has without question (er, too many questions) supported my application to this crazy contest in some way, shape or form. Not the least of which includes: Kendra, Weeze, Arikia, Robert, Sean, John, Noah, Sharon, Irene, Wayne, Abbey, Betsy, Brandon, mom, dad and the rest of my brilliant family and friends.