Meet Jack Andraka: Generation Z’s hero scientist

Aug 02, 2013 at 3:57 PM ET

We sat down with 16-year-old science prodigy and open-internet advocate Jack Andraka to talk about his ideas on issues ranging from science education to being an LGBT teen. Jack is best known for developing a revolutionary new way to test for pancreatic cancer, which led to a series of viral TED Talks and time hanging out with President Obama. He is about to enter the 11th grade.