Young Inventor Visits Rio Grande Valley To Inspire Students

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A nationally recognized inventor was in the Rio Grande Valley. He stopped by to inspire some Mission CISD students.

When he was 15-years-old Jack Andraka created a new way to detect pancreatic cancer. Six years later his science fair project is in the trial stages in search of FDA approval

“I’m really hoping to show kids that you really can change the world of science and you don’t have to be some wizkid to do it. I didn’t even know where a pancreas was when I started this project. If I can do this, and I always say this, just imagine what you could do.” said Andraka.

The 21-year-old is attending Stanford University and has authored three books in hopes of inspiring other young scientists.

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