Simon-Peter Frimpong, a 13-year-old Ghanaian-American future scientist,will meet President Barack Obama on Wednesday when he joins several others to exhibit their fascinating and innovative projects at the 2016 White House Science Fair.
On April 13th, President Obama will host his sixth and final 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 over 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 showcasing 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 met 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 the amputee to hike, manage uneven terrain and even skateboard.
According to reports, the part designed by Simon-Peter is said to be what makes the prosthesis unique.
His STEM teacher, Mel Possehl said that with Simon Frimpong’s design, the bottom comes off. “So you have a walking part, then you have a part that hooks onto a longboard or a snowboard, then you have a part that hooks onto skis, and then a part that can do multiple things.
It’s a multiple-use prototype.”
The innovation is said to be so compelling that Simon-Peter and his partners were also selected as finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national competition.
BREAKING NEWS: BoG takes over Unibank
The Bank of Ghana has announced it has taken over the management of private bank, Unibank.
The Governor of the central bank explained at a press conference, the takeover is due to challenges facing the bank. He mentioned weak supervisory standards and weak operations as the cause of the challenges.
Ernest Addison said the bank, adjudged the 6thbest performing company in Ghana at the Ghana Club 100 awards in 2017, provided inaccurate data during the central bank’s effort to resolve the problems last year.
He assured depositors their money is safe, stressing “we are not liquidating the bank, we are saving it.”
The take-over comes weeks after Unibank announced it was taking over adb.
The top management of Unibank are Dr. Kwabena Duffuor II who is Chief Executive Officer, Ekow Nyarko Dadzie-Dennis Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director Owusu-Ansah Awere, Executive Clifford Duke Mettle, Director of Risk Management Kwesi Nkrumah Pimpah.
Photo: CEO Kwabena Duffour II was awarded the most enterprising young executive award in 2017.
The bank’s company secretary is Sylvia Assimeng-Archer, Executive Head of Treasury and Global Trade John Collins Arthur, Executive Head of Corporate Banking Elsie Dansoa Kyereh and Executive Head of Innovations and Business Execution Florence Ohene.
This executive management are expected to give way to new control, KPMG appointed by the central bank.
The bank was founded in 1997 by Kwabena Duffour who later became Finance minister under the Mills administration.
But after 20 years of private management, Kwabena Duffour who is a former Governor of the Bank of Ghana loses control of unibank to his former employers.
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