Teen Prodigy of Pancreatic Cancer, American Inventor & Scientist
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, 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. Read More >
"Jack was great! He was intriguing to listen to and had a lot of humor which added to the keynote. We had about 250 in the audience with several interested in asking questions afterwards and taking pictures with Jack. It just so happened that one of the teachers present and her class had been following Jack on Twitter. Jack spent a couple of hours engaging in discussion over Twitter with this class and answering their questions. That teacher was who was selected to introduce Jack on Friday and she was very appreciative and excited to do so. We are so thankful and blessed to have had Jack at our event. Thank you for all your support and help in making it happen."