Colin Waddell

It is 9:30 a.m. on a Wednesday morning at the Jay Street Metrotech Building in Brooklyn, and Colin Waddell is helping teenagers boil eggs.

“All right, does everyone have it running now?” Waddell asks the 17 rowdy high school students he is working with as a teaching assistant. Each group in his lab section is using foil and styrofoam cups to insulate an egg as effectively as possible, which is tested by boiling them on a hot plate. Waddell goes around making sure all the students are ready to boil.

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