The Ghanaian scientist is one of the 100 top Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students from across the United States of America (USA) who got the ‘Presidential invite’ to the fair.
Ghanaians lately, are really going places. Simon-Peter Frimpong, a 13-year old Ghanaian American from Aurora, Colorado have along side other bright heads, been invited to the 2016 White House Science Fair. The Ghanaian scientist is one of the 100 top Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students from across the United States of America (USA) who got the ‘Presidential’ invite’ to the fair.
The fair is a platform where winners of a broad range of STEM competitions across the country. The fair sees series of showcase of student innovations including; robots, prototypes, and outstanding projects researched, designed and built by young American scientists.
Simon Frimpong got the enviable pedestal when he together with two of his schoolmates from Horizon Middle School, Maya Max-Villard, 13, and Grayson Fast, 14 opted to design an artificial leg for an amputee. The amputee had needed a more comfortable and functional prosthetic limb. Simon and his counterparts took up the task to design another artificial leg.
They succeeded in building the amputee a new artificial leg with the help of computer designs and also information gotten from people. The artificial limb they built according to reports is a multi purpose prosthetics which allows the amputee to move around comfortably, hike, and skateboard as well.
Reports also say that the part designed by Simon was what made the prosthetics unique. The project was really outstanding. According to reports, it was selected as a finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national competition, and also selected to participate in the 2016 White House Science Fair.
The Ghanaian scientist is the son of Mr. Tony Frimpong, and Mrs. Yaa Frimpong (popularly known as Obaa Yaa), who is the secretary of NPP Colorado Chapter, and second Vice Chairperson of NPP-USA Branch
The 2016 White House Science Fair, initiated by President Barrack Obama, will be his sixth and last.