Troy teen's science video a finalist for $400,000 in prizes

- Sixteen-year-old Ibrahim Kosgi has been unintentionally training for this competition his whole life, just by sharing a room with his younger brother. 

"He has these questions about how things work so I have to explain them," Kosgi said. "But I have to do it in a way a middle-schooler could understand."

So when his mom discovered an international competition based on making a comedic video explaining a complex science experiment, let’s just say he flipped at the chance.

"If you ever flipped your phone, I don't know if you've ever noticed it’s very hard to make it land perfectly back to the way it was when you first flipped it," Kosgi said. "It's really hard to do that because of the concept of the intermediate axis theorem."

His video is one of 29 finalists -- narrowed down from 11,000 like-minded students from 178 different countries around the world, all competing for $400,000 in prizes. 

"A $250,000 scholarship for me, a $50,000 award for my inspirational teacher," he said. "And also $100,000 for a science lab.

"That would pay for all of college but it would also benefit the school with a state of the art science lab."

And here's where you come in. His three-minute video that he produced and stars in needs likes or shares to help him get one step closer to financing his future. 

CLICK HERE and look for "Ibrahim, 16, USA, North America Region: 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge."
 

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