BY Intern Lauren
on Jul 27, 2012
A new, breakthrough technology has just been unveiled to accurately assess tissue samples for signs of breast cancer through a minimally invasive procedure.
But wait! There’s a twist: The cloud-based neural network was brought to us by a girl at the young age of 17. I repeat, the mastermind behind this breakthrough technology is a 17-year-old girl, and in addition, she won the top prize in this year’s Google Science Fair because of it!
“I taught the computer how to diagnose breast cancer,” Brittany Wenger, the aforementioned scientific genius, told MSNBC. Read More
BY Ariana Anderson
on Jul 14, 2011
The future of science may rest in the hands of women. In each of the three age groups at Google's first science fair, three girls were the chosen winners among 7,500 entrees from 91 countries.
And not only were these projects scientifically impressive--they also may be used to benefit public health. Lauren Hodge, winner of the youngest group of 13-14 year olds looked at carcinogenic levels in various marinades for grilled chicken. Winner among 15-16 year olds, Naomi Shah, found ways to reduce people’s reliance on asthma medications by improving indoor air quality. Read More