America has spoken. Jesse Springer of Eugene, Oregon, won the Science Idol editorial cartoon contest with this cartoon:
"Cartoons are a powerful medium--they can reach, and potentially educate, a tremendous number of people," Jesse said. "If I can draw some compelling cartoons that shed light on the negative impact of governmental interference with science, and more people become aware of the problem as a result, then perhaps we can start to see a change for the better."
Jesse will soon be off to Washington, D.C. to lunch with Tom Toles, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Washington Post
. Read more about Jesse
and the other finalists