Edward Kim is a senior at Tenafly High School. He has conducted research on the application of kinesthetic illusion to a force-sensitive device designed to aid hand grasp in microgravity, and has also investigated the evolutionary origins of Mexican tetra. His main STEM interests lie in biology. He has received recognition as a Jersey Shore Junior Science Symposium Oral Finalist, and has received awards from the North Jersey Regional Science Fair and the international INSPO Research and Innovation Competition (IRIC). Outside of research, Edward is interested in education studies and public policy, and is working with leaders in his own district and throughout New Jersey to increase and enhance interdisciplinary learning in schools. He enjoys growing succulents at home.