Jack Andraka is Anne Arundel County’s science wiz.
The North County High School sophomore won the Anne Arudnel County Regional Science and Engineering Fair for the second year in a row.
Andraka shared the award last year for his project that developed a new detection method for pancreatic cancer. That project went on to win the $75,000 grand prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).
This year, Andraka’s project was titled “The Tricorder: A Novel Raman Spectrometer for Real World Applications.” The 16-year-old engineered a palm-sized device to sense a variety of chemicals in the environment with a wide variety of applications including detection of pancreatic cancer, environmental contaminants, and explosives.