This student from Crownsville, the United States was also awarded first prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2012 as part of the Society for Science & the Public.
By using the medium of paper-based test for diabetes, he managed to create a simple immersion sensor for blood or urine test to determine whether patients suffering from early-stage pancreatic cancer.
The results of the study has an accuracy of more than 90 percent and indicates that the sensor will immediately patented his creation which is 28 times faster, 28 times cheaper and 100 times more sensitive than the tests that have been there today.
Through his achievements, Jack has the right to receive the award Gordon E. Moore, an appreciation of U.S. $ 75 000 is given in honor of one of the founders and former Intel CEO and commissioner.
While two students, Nicholas Schiefer (17 years) from Ontario, Canada and Ari Dyckovsky (18 years) from Virginia, United States, each received a Young Scientist award of USD 50,000 from the Intel Foundation.
Nicholas studied what he called ‘microsearch’ or media search capabilities on the most rapidly growing information: information of small / short, like a tweet and update Facebook status.
Through his research, Nicholas hopes to increase the ability of search engines, which in turn will improve access to information.
As for Ari researching quantum teleportation. He found that after the atoms are connected through a process called ‘merger’, information from one atom to another atom will appear when the quantum state of the first atom is destroyed.
By using this method, an organization that requires a high level of data security, such as the National Security Council, can send encrypted messages without the risk of a leak because the information will not travel to a new location, but just going straight up there.
This year, more than 1,500 young scientists also compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. They were selected from 446 similar competitions in some 70 countries, regions and territories.
In addition to the winners mentioned above, there are over 400 other finalists who received awards and prizes for their groundbreaking research. Including 17 award-winning ‘Best of Category’, each of which received prizes valued at USD 5,000.