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As my entry for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge (a national youth science competition), I lead a team of four students to educate 275 local fourth-graders about renewable energy.

The first part of Green Education was a presentation about wind, hydroelectric, and solar power. To make this fun and entertaining, we added demonstrations using a small windmill, a simple water turbine, and a solar panel wired to a fan. But we went a step further to leave a lasting impression on each school we visited.

The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is a national youth science competition. For me, it was one of the best experiences of my life. I entered by making a video about wind power and ended up going to New York City, meeting nine other kids like me, and having the time of my life learning about science doing experiments with the others.

For the final round of the competition, I created a wound closure device designed to help deep cuts heal more quickly. Here I am demonstrating the device on a sponge model of a wound wrapped around a water bottle "arm":