If you enjoy reading about inspirational young individuals who have the brain power, talent and drive to shape the world for the better, continue reading to discover everything that you need to know about Brittany Wenger. Who managed to win the highly competitive Google Science Fair at just 15 years of age.
Everything that you need to know about STEM star Brittany Wenger:
Brittany brought herself her first coding text book when she was still in middle school:
She was passionate about coding and STEM from a young age and actually brought herself her first coding text book when she was in middle school.
She was inspired to pursue a long term career in STEM after she was diagnosed with cancer as a teen:
When Brittany turned 15 years old she was diagnosed with breast cancer. A disease which is typically developed by older women. Instead of letting her diagnosis affect her mindset, Brittany set herself a long term goal of advancing cancer research by developing a system which would allow doctors to input specific data into a new program, which she would code.
Brittany’s AI breast cancer app won first place in the 2012 Google Science Fair:
In 2012 the prototype of Brittany’s first AI breast cancer app won first prize in the hotly contested, highly competitive Google Science Fair.
Only 10% of the 2012 Google Science Fair entrants were female:
Brittany’s win helped inspire further generations of girls to pursue a career in STEM, which is great news as in 2012 only 10% of the entrants who entered a project in the Google Science Fair were female.
Her app achieved a 99.11% accuracy rate:
Brittany’s app stunned the competition’s judges as it had a 99.11% accuracy rate when it came to deciding whether a breast tissue sample was malignant or benign.
Brittany’s tech is now being used in American medical institutions as well as in Italian medical institutions:
Her tech which is named Cloud4Cancer is now being used in American medical institutions as well asian medical institutions all the way in Italy.
Brittany is now training to become a paediatric oncologist and plans on completing her training at one of the USA”s premiere medical facilities, Mount Sinai. Mount Sinai is also home to the Icahn School of Medicine, where Brittany plans to continue her research and development of Cloud4Cancer.
She has has inspired countless individuals around the world:
Brittany has had the pleasure of meeting Barrack Obama, when he was the President of the United States and was also given her own TED talk, which Brittany used to highlight her research. She has even featured in Time Magazine as one of Time Magazine’s influential individuals under the age of 30 to watch.
Brittany Wenger parents:
Brittany Wenger’s parents did not push her to enter the Google Science Fair or to study coding and reveal that Brittany was self motivated and self driven to meet the goals which she had set for herself.
Hopefully you are inspired by Brittany’s story and are interested in finding unique ways to use your own natural talents and passions to change the world for the better!