[17th May, 2014] “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. I have never received an award as big as this one,” stated Andy Kim. Andy Kim, an eighth grade student at McCullough Junior High, has been selected as a Young Naturalist Award Winner for 2014. The American Museum of Natural History in New York City presents the Young… Naturalist Awards each year to support student achievement in the science, technology, engineeringand mathematics disciplines. More than 800 essays were judged by a panel of scientists, educators, environmentalists and writers. Andy was only one of two national winners for the eighth grade.
His essay, Algae: A Truly Green Fuel to Power the World, explains how he studied the growth of two different species of algae under different growth conditions for about four months. His study points to the potential viability of using algae as an alternate energy source. This project was his Sci://Tech science fair project, which he qualified for the state science fair.
Andy will be flown to New York City for a ceremony and luncheon at the American Museum of Natural History on Friday, May 30, to receive his award along with 11 other student winners from across the country. He will also receive a cash award and a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum.
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