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Jack Dreams Of Global Knowledge For All

Tapping Into The Hidden Innovator

Jack Andraka is a Maryland high school student who, at age 15, created a novel paper sensor that detects pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer in 5 minutes for as little as 3 cents. He conducted his research at Johns Hopkins University and is the winner of the Gordon E. Moore award at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award and was Mrs. Obama’s guest at the State of the Union Address. He was named a Champion of Change by President Obama for his work to break down scientific journal paywalls.

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. "Solutions to complex problems can be simple" and innovators are everywhere and closer to you than you think, says Jack Andraka. In this talk, Jack provides an insight on how to find the hidden innovators and the power of youth in new discoveries and shaping the world ahead.

Jack Andraka is currently working at the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center on nanorobots and improvements on his sensor. He also has developed an ultra-inexpensive water filter for developing nations made from recycled plastic water bottles.

Jack is on the national junior wildwater kayaking team, has won awards at multiple national and international math competitions. He is also an Ambassador for The AAT Project.

For more information, visit the JackAndraka website.


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Date: 06-12-2014
Author: TEDx


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