Scientific Breakthroughs and Driver's Ed: A Teen Prodigy's Adventures in Secondary Education

Keynote Jack Andraka, Emerging Explorer, National Geographic was just a fifteen year old Maryland high school sophomore when he invented an inexpensive early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancers. After a close family friend died of pancreatic cancer, Andraka (then a ninth grader) became interested in finding a better early-detection diagnostic test. He learned that the lack of a rapid, low-cost early screening method contributed to the poor survival rate among individuals with pancreatic cancer. After thinking further about the problem, he came up with a plan and a budget to put his ideas in motion. Hear what obstacles Jack had to face, find out how his efforts inspire other students to follow their goals and reach their potential and explore how you can foster the same passion and initiative in your students.

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Scientific Breakthroughs and Driver's Ed: A Teen Prodigy's Adventures in Secondary Education

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Keynote Jack Andraka, Emerging Explorer, National Geographic was just a fifteen year old Maryland high school sophomore when he invented an inexpensive early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancers. After a close family friend died of pancreatic cancer, Andraka (then a ninth grader) became interested in finding a better early-detection diagnostic test. He learned that the lack of a rapid, low-cost early screening method contributed to the poor survival rate among individuals with pancreatic cancer. After thinking further about the problem, he came up with a plan and a budget to put his ideas in motion. Hear what obstacles Jack had to face, find out how his efforts inspire other students to follow their goals and reach their potential and explore how you can foster the same passion and initiative in your students.
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  1. Scientific Breakthroughs and Driver's Ed: A Teen Prodigy's Adventures in Secondary Education

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    • Jack Andraka
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    • Sensor
    • Simple
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    • Selective
    • Inexpensive
    • Rapid
    • Non-invasive
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