Jack Andraka Keynote Topics
Jack Andraka: A Teen Innovator’s Story
Jack Andraka's story is really motivational and inspiring. Saddened after the death of a personal friend due to pancreatic cancer that was not detected in time, young Jack began to read everything he could about that cancer to find a cure to it. He quickly realized that the problem of the high death rate of this cancer was the late detection because the test methods were very expensive. The challenge was clear: he had to find a low-cost method to quickly detect them. And he did it, because Jack is not like other teenagers, Jack has a passion that is only surpassed by his hard work. In this speech, Jack will tell your audience his story, which has earned him awards and recognitions from around the world for his important discoveries.
Paywalls and the Price of Science
When Jack Andraka began his research in the search for methods of a low-cost early detection test for pancreatic cancer, he encountered a major obstacle. Many of the science articles and publications he wanted to read were behind a paywall. Jack believes that in today's world, free or at least less expensive access should be offered so that other innovative young people like him can come up with solutions to global problems. In this speech, in addition to telling his amazing story, Jack will emphasize that aspect and give his vision on free access to quality information.
Innovation & Education
In this conference, Jack Andraka will talk about the importance of education in achieving innovation. If Jack didn't have parents who instilled in him the great value of education, and some teachers who encouraged him to fight for his dreams of finding a low-cost pancreatic cancer screening method, he would never have succeeded. In this motivational conference, Jack will tell his story and talk about just how important quality education is for young entrepreneurs to become innovators.