From Farmville to Fusion

Student_fusor
Another student has built himself a basement fusion reactor, as recently reported in a Springfield (IL) newspaper:

Link: It’s Only Rocket Science – News – Springfield Connection – Connection Newspapers.

Call him Springfield’s resident genius. Andrew Grzankowski, a graduate of West Springfield High School, spent his summer vacation building a fusion reactor at Longwood University in Farmville.

"I wanted to do something different," said Grzankowski, now a senior at Longwood. "I read a magazine article about a high school student who did this and I figured we should be able to get better equipment."