miércoles, 20 de febrero de 2013

Special Teenagers

Some days ago I told you about the Google Science Fair and I encouraged you to have a look at the application form and maybe take part in the contest. I do feel there is a lot of potential hidden in teenagers and sometimes it is just a matter of letting it come out. Some people are lucky enough to have help around them and others need to look for it but there are quite a few opportunities out there if you know where to search for them.

If you think a 15-year-old teenager has nothing to show the world, have a look at this photo; click here, if you want to know more about Jack Andraka and his research on pancreatic cancer




Are you a special teenager as well?


6 comentarios:

  1. Youths are the future, this post shows it. I found it incredible, a boy who is only 15 has invented a new method of diagnosing cancer. If this piece of news apeared in every TV channels our Goverment would realise about how important are young people. But it looks like they don't want us to study. I think that it is very important to spend money on the education system. I'm sure that there are so many teenagers that could be great scientists, but if they don't have enough money to go to university, they won't invent anything.

    Víctor Rodríguez Polín

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    1. Víctor, I couldn´t agree more: first, youths are the future, second, investing on education pays and, third, news like this should be mentioned in every TV channel

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  2. Some time ago I saw a post of yours which was about a documental of education and I think that this kind of news should make us reflect and confirm what many people already know. Obviously, young people are the future, but my question is: Do they are preparing us well for the future?. The answer is clear, no. Our Education System is wrong, is anachronistic, it belongs to the Industrial Revolution but now we are in a radically different world. This will be one of the most important revolutions of this century, the Education System has to change completely, we need a school that fosters social and emotional education personalized, stimulating creativity, passion, talent, not an education based in obligation.
    We have to learn a lot of stupid things that are useless and irrelevant, and we forget what really matters in life. We must make a great effort to change this, it won't be easy, but some things are worth fighting for.
    Our future is full of new challenges what will require new solutions.

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    1. Emilio, do you have any ideas? any suggestions?

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  3. No debería haber cabida para la mediocridad y la incompetencia en la docencia.

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    1. Emilio, I´d very much appreciate it if you would explain what you mean...

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