North County High School sophomore Jack Andraka is featured in the December issue of “Smithsonian” magazine. The young protégée, who won the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair earlier this year for his groundbreaking method to detect pancreatic cancer, is featured in the magazine as a winner of the “2012 American Ingenuity Award” in the “Youth Achievement” category.
A four-page article follows the 15-year-old through a typical day at school and talks about
his grand prize-winning project and its potential impact on thousands of cancer patients. The invention that could revolutionize the medical research world is a small dipstick probe that uses just a sixth of a drop of blood and takes just five minutes to complete.
Read about Andraka’s Intel award winning project here.
A ceremony on Nov. 28, recognized the honorees in fields that include physical
Sciences, performing arts, education, and the youth category in which Andraka was this
year’s winner. The magazine can be found on newsstands and online at