Jack Andraka
Gordon E. Moore award winner

About Me

Jack 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 and costs 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, as well as the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award.

He is the youngest speaker at the Royal Society of Medicine and has been featured on 60 Minutes, World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, NPR Marketplace, Popular Science and Wired, as well as documentaries including “You Don’t know Jack” by Morgan Spurlock. Jack is currently working with a team of teens (Gen Z) on the Qualcomm Foundation Tricorder X Prize.

 

At Medicine X 2015

Saturday, September 28 8:15 am (Plenary Hall)
Saturday Keynote
Jack 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 and costs as little as 3 cents. He conducted his research... Read more
Saturday, September 28 10:35 am (Upper Lobby)
Coffee Break - Walk & Talk with Jack Andraka
Combining physical activity (walking) with intellectual activity (talking) is the broad purpose of this initiative. Held during our 30 minute coffee breaks, these 20 minute walk and talk sessions will... Read more
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