This kid may have a bright future ahead of him

Congratulations to 15-year-old Jack Andraka of Crownsville, MD, for winning the top prize at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.  According to the Fair’s press release:

Jack Andraka … was awarded first place for his new method to detect pancreatic cancer at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public. Based on diabetic test paper, Jack created a simple dip-stick sensor to test blood or urine to determine whether or not a patient has early-stage pancreatic cancer. His study resulted in over 90 percent accuracy and showed his patent-pending sensor to be 28 times faster, 28 times less expensive and over 100 times more sensitive than current tests. Jack received the Gordon E. Moore Award, named in honor of Intel co-founder and retired chairman and CEO of $75,000.

There’s more at the link about other prize-winners.

Only fifteen years old, and already the inventor of something so useful and so vital to cancer sufferers?  This bodes very well indeed for Mr. Andraka’s future, I’d say!  Best wishes to him for his future career.



  1. Applauds

    I hope he doesn't get that drive, and "let's try it this way" knocked out of him by the educational system.

    Good for him!

  2. What a break-through. Kudos for an inquiring mind, not yet tainted and beaten into submission and mediocrity. There is a God!

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