Terry Murray, The Inventor Mentor: Science Through Invention

To watch a kid at one of Terry’s workshops is to behold total absorption: kinetic, mental and creative. Terry combines irresistibly cool spectacle with exciting hands-on engagement. He powerfully enthuses kids to experiment and to invent — to poke and probe the world for its secrets, and to pursue their invention ideas into rolling, spinning, soaring, catapulting, gushing life. His inventions demonstrate physical or chemical principles so vividly, you almost don’t need further explanation. Still, the way he weaves explanation into the drama of the presentation is inimitably immediate, visual and kinesthetic. All this is enlivened by Terry’s broad enthusiasm and fun.

An accomplished MIT-trained inventor and mechanical engineer, Terry brings remarkably wide knowledge and resilient ingenuity to his work with kids.