Michigan Teen Discovers Solution to Flint Water Crisis [VIDEO]
Meet the kid -- that's right a teenager -- who may have discovered a fix to the Flint Water Crisis. Michal Ruprecht is an 18-year-old chemistry student at Grosse Pointe North High School and was just 14 when the Flint Water Crisis began.
(Anyone else think this kid will be a millionaire by the time he's 25?)
His work is still in its infancy, but Ruprecht believes he may have found a ligand that could help Flint and other communities that are struggling with the issue of safe drinking water. He tells WJRT that a ligand is a molecule that attaches itself to other molecules in order to remove the harmful artifacts from the city's tainted water supply.
Ruprecht recently presented his findings at a regional meeting held by the American Chemical Society. He was the only high school student in attendance.
Way to go, Michal! We can't wait to see what big things are in store for you.