A friend of my dad, Paul Robinson, who is also a professor here at Purdue, has just reported that he has successfully climbed Mt Everest to raise awareness and funds for a cheap, low-tech diagnostic test he is developing to diagnose HIV/AIDS. Read his blog here, and about his preparation here. Even better -- donate some money to his non-profit organization's cause.
Awesome. Just absolutely awesome. Thanks for sharing the blog and hooray for JPR!