Jack Andraka is not your typical teenager. The soon-to-be high school junior spends his free time in the science lab concocting better, cheaper ways to spot disease. One such project -- a test for the early detection of pancreatic cancer -- won Andraka first place in the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
This is absolutely incredible. It's amazing what someone can do when driven by passion. Andraka did something that scientists all over the world haven't done.