Remembering Kid Scientist Co-founder Jeffrey McManus

From the Kid Scientist About page: “Kid Scientist is the blog of Jeffrey McManus, a Silicon Valley software engineer and writer, and his daughter, Celeste. When Celeste started kindergarten, they began having a conversation about science every morning — Celeste would ask questions and Jeffrey would answer to the best of his ability. (Sometimes he’d need to look up the answers when they got home.) Their conversations meandered, covering topics ranging from biology, the environment, space, health, you name it. Eventually they decided it would be a good idea to share the subjects of their conversations with the world, so in 2007 the Kid Scientist blog was born.”


Jeffrey P. McManus
1967 – 2013

At the beginning of this Summer, our family made plans for revitalizing Kid Scientist with input from now middle school-aged Celeste and her younger brother Revelin. Jeffrey passed away on July 5, 2013, before we had a chance to put our plans into action. He was a leader, a teacher, and a mentor to many. His children’s education meant everything to him, and he was always looking for ways to teach them new things in a way that was fun and memorable. Thanks to him, Celeste and Revelin remain fascinated by nature and the universe and what makes it tick. In that spirit we are going to continue to blog about the things that make us curious about science.

If you have a topic that you’d like us to cover, please leave a comment and we’ll investigate!

Carole McManus
Editor, Kid Scientist


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