The 13-year-old Ghanaian-American future scientist meets Obama and presents his outstanding project to him at the White House on Wednesday
The D’ day for the presentation of the science projects at the 2016 White House Science Fair has come and gone. As anticipated Simon-Peter Frimpong, the 13-year-old Ghanaian-American future scientist meets Obama and presents his outstanding project to him at the White House on Wednesday. The 8th-grader from Aurora, Colorado, was one of over 100 top Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students from across the USA who were invited to the 2016 White House Science Fair and got to meet the president.
The White House Science Fair was initiated by the US’ President Obama, and as a matter of fact, this year’s fair would be the president’s sixth and last.
The fair is a platform where winners of a wide range of STEM competitions across the country showcase their inventions. At the fair, series of science exhibitions from young future scientists are showcased.
Frimpong’s project is Prosthetics I(an artificial limb) which he designed for an amputee. This he achieved with the help of two of his schoolmates form Horizon High School. They succeeded in building the prosthetics with the help of Computer designs.
Simon-Peter and two of his schoolmates, Maya Max-Villard, 13, and Grayson Fast, 14, on Wednesday, showcased a new artificial leg they designed and built using computer design and 3-D printing of prototypes. The artificial designed by them is a multi-functional one which allows the amputee to hike, manage uneven terrain and even skateboard.
Peter Frimpong is the son of Mr. Tony Frimpong and Mrs. Yaa Frimpong, who is the secretary of the of NPP Colorado Chapter. Ghanaians at home whom are obviously proud of young Frimpong are overwhelmed by his debut achievement. Flagbearer of the NPP had taken to Twitter to congratulate the young scientist. We hope the young scientist keeps soaring higher.