I read two great articles today, and I wanted to point your attention to them:
I just went and bought the book on Amazon.
The other one, also about awesome young humans, features an ALL GIRLS TEEN ENGINEERING TEAM called DIYgirls (!!! OMG !!! THEY HAVE A WEBSITE!) creating a solar-powered tent for homeless people. This was on NPR, all praise due.
These articles filled me with a fierce hope.
And now, if you will excuse me, I must go read more about DIYgirls, Making Cool Stuff with Science.