Green Energy Electricity from Grass Waste
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Edward Kim
Waco, Texas
2013 Finalist
MIDWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL
800 N HEWITT DR
HEWITT, TX 76643-2970
8th grade | 13 years old
Meet Edward. He dreams of one day becoming a neurosurgeon, to fulfill his duty to contribute to society by finding cures for problems to end people’s suffering. Neurology is still somewhat of a mystery and one Edward would love to help solve.

You can thank his 8th grade teacher for encouraging him to enter the Young Scientist Challenge to share his idea to make electricity from grass waste through a fuel cell system. Economical and eco-friendly, his fuel cell system may just become a viable alternative energy source one day.
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
My 8th grade science teacher interested me about this Young Scientist Challenge after I told her about my idea to make electricity from grass waste through a fuel cell system. She motivated and encouraged me to participate in many competitions such as science fair, in which I received first in state, and in the Iron Man 3 Inventor and Innovator Fair, in which I finished in the semi-finals. My teacher has inspired me to voice out my ideas and constantly challenge my mind.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
I love science as a whole. I love the challenge of science. It questions our logic and our rational thinking but at the same time demands creativity. The most inspiring part of science though is how it can be used to improve our lives. Science has dramatically leaped our abilities to perform for the community through advancement in medicine and technology. I think the most appealing part of science to me is how it can be used to improve our society and our lives.
In 15 years I hope to be...
I want to become a doctor, particularly a neurosurgeon, because throughout my life, I have witnessed many mournful incidents which were in need of a doctor's help. I want to give back to my community what they have given me: life. I particularly want to become a neurosurgeon because neurology is still somewhat of a mystery. I want to challenge myself to find cures or find understandings for problems which patients suffer from. I feel like it is my duty to contribute to today's or the future's society.
I love science as a whole. I love the challenge of science. It questions our logic and our rational thinking, but at the same time demands creativity. The most inspiring part of science though is how it can be used to improve our lives.
Edward Kim