Magnetic Suspension, Levitation, and Propulsion: Matthew Thomas Sturm at TEDxYouth@SeaburyHall 2014

Levitation, many think it to be impossible. But Matthew Thomas Sturm demonstrates how it is not only possible, but achievable. By using his model of a Maglev Train, Sturm makes a complicated idea understandable and entertaining, all the while illustrating its importance.

Matthew Thomas Sturm is very passionate and dedicated about science and mathematics; he never misses an opportunity to work on a difficult math problem. Most of his free time is spent studying science on his school's science bowl team or playing chess. He has participated in many academic competitions and enjoys meeting other students who are also passionate about science. Matthew attended Baldwin High School for his freshman and sophomore year, but now attends Maui High School as a junior.

Recorded at TEDxYouth@SeaburyHall 2014, held on April 6, 2014 at the `A`ali`ikūhonua Creative Arts Center.

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