Simon-Peter Frimpong, aÂ 13-year-old Ghanaian-American future scientist will meet President Barack Obama on Wednesday when he joins several others toÂ exhibit their fascinating and innovative projects at the 2016 White House Science Fair.
On April 13th, President Obama will host his sixth and finalÂ White House Science Fair, welcoming more than 100 top Science, Technology, Engineering and Math students from across the country to show how they are going to change the future of America.
Simon-Peter, an 8th-grader from Aurora, Colorado, is one of overÂ 100 top Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students taking part in the fair.
Simon-Peter and two of his schoolmates from Horizon Middle School, Maya Max-Villard, 13, and Grayson Fast, 14, will be showcasingÂ a new artificial leg they designed and built using computer design and 3-D printing of prototypes.
The innovation is said to have been inspired by a US Army veteran they metÂ who needed a more comfortable and functional prosthetic limb. The three teenagers set to work and came up with the artificial leg that now allows theÂ amputee toÂ hike, manage uneven terrain and even skateboard.
According to reports, the Â part designed by Simon-Peter is said to be whatÂ makes the prosthesis unique.
His STEM teacher, Â Mel Possehl said that with Simon Frimpongâ€™s design, the bottom comes off. â€œSo you have a walking part, then you have a part that hooks onto a long-board or a snowboard, then you have a part that hooks onto skis, and then a part that can do multiple things. Itâ€™s a multiple-use prototype.â€
The innovationÂ is said to be so compelling that Simon-Peter and his partners wereÂ also selected as finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national competition.
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