From the publisher's website:
Polish up your laser gun, get your maniacal laugh ready. You're about to enroll in Mad Scientist University! Whichever student devises the most evilly ingenious schemes will pass with honors. The rest will be set home ... in boxes ... one piece at a time. Mad Scientist University is a storytelling party game for 3 to 7 people. Players all receive one Unstable Element card, like "lawn gnomes," "marshmallows," or "squirrels." Then they each present a cunning plan to achieve the group's Insane Assignment using their Element: Journey to the center of the earth using tunneling mechanical lawn gnomes ... Win the presidential race with mind-altering marshmallows ... Take over the world with your army of vicious mutated squirrels. Your sinister plot knows no bounds! The TA for the round awards the Assignment card for the "best" plan, using whatever demented, totally unreasonable criteria he sees fit -- evil geniuses are like that. The player with the most Assignment cards wins! NOTE: Rules are printed on the underside of the tuckbox tray.