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This college freshman is a cancer detective: A Q&A with Brittany WengerThis college freshman is a cancer detective: A Q&A with Brittany Wenger

Posted By Brooke Borel

When Brittany Wenger was a sophomore in high school, her cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer. She saw firsthand how the disease strikes a woman and her family, and she wanted to help. While some of us might offer to bake a casserole or lend a listening ear, Brittany went the extra mile: She created […]

News

Sweaty teachers, storm-chasing and a surprise appearance from Ashton Kutcher: A recap of sessions 2 and 3 at TEDYouthSweaty teachers, storm-chasing and a surprise appearance from Ashton Kutcher: A recap of sessions 2 and 3 at TEDYouth

Posted By Tedstaff

By Thu-Huong Ha and Kate Torgovnick The morning session of TEDYouth “The Spark” was incredible. But in many ways it was just an appetizer. In the afternoon, Sessions 2 and 3 delivered talks on topics ranging from how to make an Easy Bake Oven gender-neutral to the mathematics of Pixar animation to the familial structures of […]

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10 inspiring talks from TEDYouth10 inspiring talks from TEDYouth

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

What conference, besides TEDYouth, could bring together an elephant communication expert, the head of research at Pixar, a professional storm chaser, and a 16-year-old DJ? TEDYouth 2013, “The Spark,” happens tomorrow, November 16, at 11am CST in New Orleans, Louisiana. And you can watch along via the live webcast, which will be available in English, […]

Education

What I’d tell my teenage self: Life and career advice from the TED staffWhat I’d tell my teenage self: Life and career advice from the TED staff

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Four hundred middle and high school students will fill the TEDYouth auditorium this Saturday – and many of them will be put straight to work. Students who’ve expressed interest in cinematography will shadow our video production team, students who want to be event planners will hang out with our producers, and those interested in journalism will […]

Entertainment

Songs, poems, a miniature TED: Some incredible TEDYouth applicationsSongs, poems, a miniature TED: Some incredible TEDYouth applications

Posted By Tedstaff

TEDYouth “The Spark” is about to ignite. The annual conference for middle and high school students will take place this Saturday in New Orleans, with 400 teens from across the region gathering to listen to talks from scientists, designers, technologists, explorers, artists and performers — some of them adults and some of them peers. The […]

Science

8 talks about harnessing the power of bacteria for good8 talks about harnessing the power of bacteria for good

Posted By Becky Chung

When you think of bacteria, the word ‘heroic’ hardly pops to mind. Bacteria don’t have the best reputation (case in point: the poop problem). But, we are reminded in today’s talk, from teen scientists Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao, that not all bacteria are our enemies. Wang and Yao found themselves faced with an immovable […]

Q&A

The high schooler who invented a promising test for pancreatic cancer: A Q&A with ‘teenage optimist’ Jack AndrakaThe high schooler who invented a promising test for pancreatic cancer: A Q&A with ‘teenage optimist’ Jack Andraka

Posted By Brooke Borel

Jack Andraka is not your typical teenager. The soon-to-be high school junior spends his free time in the science lab concocting better, cheaper ways to spot disease. One such project — a test for the early detection of pancreatic cancer — won Andraka first place in the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. As […]

Science

3 teenage thinkers with big ideas for energy3 teenage thinkers with big ideas for energy

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Taylor Wilson has been called “The Boy Who Played With Fusion” by Popular Science magazine. At age 9, Wilson stunned tour guides at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, with his complex understanding of rocket science. At 12, he set out to make a “star in a jar.” By 14, Wilson had become […]

Health

5 teenage cancer innovators

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Some teenagers spend their free time playing video games. Others dedicate their after-school hours to a job, scooping ice cream or taking movie tickets. Still others play a sport, or are star members of a debate team. And still others spend their free time in a lab, working on ways to prevent, diagnose and treat […]