Top 5 Teen Scientists

Age doesn’t matter indeed, especially when it comes to help the science.

Easton LaChappelle

This brilliant 19-year-old, Easton LaChappelle, is already collaborating with NASA. At the age of 14 this self-taught genius set himself the goal of building an affordable prosthetic arm. 5 years later he fulfilled his mission combining robotics, open source design and 3D printing.

Marian Bechtel

Meet Marian Bechtel, a pianist who invented a device that can track mines using a combination of sensitive microphones and a seismic vibrator that is connected to a metal detector. She was inspired by how certain notes resonated when she was playing the piano.

Jamie Edwards

When he was 13 years old, Jamie Edwards had a curious plan: to build a nuclear reactor in his classroom. A few days later, he made history being the youngest person in the world to achieve nuclear fusion from scratch, smashing 2 hydrogen atoms. The future looks so bright for this young scientist.

Jack Andraka

Jack Andraka is an inspiring teen scientist who has helped develop advances for the cancer research. When he was only 15, he invented a test to detect pancreatic cancer that is no less than 28 times cheaper and faster than current ones in use, and also 100 times more sensitive, with a 90 percent of accuracy.

Elana Simon

In 2014 it was announced that there might be hope for curing a rare type of liver cancer. That was all because of 18-year-old Elana Simon, who could beat the disease a decided to study it. Her excellent research work made her being honored to introduce President Obama at the White House Precision Medicine announcement.

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