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Jack Andraka
Crownsville, Maryland
2011 Finalist
HANOVER, MD 21076-1159
8th grade | 14 years old
Jack likes to further pursue scientific research by participating in science fairs! He is also a member of the science, math, and engineering clubs. He is involved in the Boy Scouts and likes to stay active by going kayaking.
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
Just knowing the science isn't enough! You have to be able to communicate your ideas to others so they can learn and apply what you know. I enjoy competing in science fairs and sharing with and learning from my competitors. I figured this challenge is a great way to practice my skills and also share my solution to the problem of low head dam drownings.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
There is always more to learn. You can always dig deeper into whatever subject fascinates you. The scientific method is awesome because it is a way to test your ideas about what is happening!
In 15 years I hope to be...
I would like to be a computational biologist because that would combine my love of math and science to solve interesting problems.