What’s Next From Teenage Optimist Jack Andraka

Speaker Spotlight Written by Sydney Kessler

By age 15, most of us were just happy to have survived our freshmen year of high school. But it was at that age that Jack Andraka created a test for pancreatic cancer to save the lives of tens of thousands of people.Jack Andraka

Since then he has won many prestigious awards, has contributed greatly to the scientific community, and was even named a “Champion of Change” by President Obama. But Jack’s quest to invent an effective test for pancreatic cancer had modest beginnings, as he started where any teen would – the Internet. Jack has proven that “teenage optimism” is a powerful tool that can bring about change in the world.

We invite you to join us September 19th and 20th at Soka Performing Arts Center to hear Jack’s next talk.

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Posted on: September 15th, 2014 | Posted in: TED News