I’ll admit it. I have been sitting on this story for a month, because I wanted to see if it became as big a deal as I thought it should be. It didn’t. I can’t wait any longer. This, to me, is fucking AMAZING… and I bet a lot of you are only hearing of this for the first time. God Bless America.
A 17-year-old girl won $100,000 in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology for creating a nanoparticle that kills cancer. That’s not a misprint. That’s the real deal.
Angela Zhang created what is being called the “Swiss army knife of cancer treatment.” She’s been working on the project since 2009. She’s spent over 1000 hours researching and developing it. And it works. It attacks and kills the cancer stem cells.
She called her project: “Design of Image-guided, Photo-thermal Controlled Drug Releasing Multifunctional Nanosystem for the Treatment of Cancer Stem Cells.” You know, just like any old 17-year-old girl would do on a Saturday morning.
“Hey Angela, do you want to go to the mall and kiss boys?”
“Sorry, Katie, I can’t. I’M FUCKING CURING GODDAMN CANCER.”
“Ok, Angela! Geez! WE KNOW!”
My questions are these: Why did this happen a month ago and it wasn’t plastered all over every newspaper, television show, radio show, etc., for like… ever? And the other thing – $100K? For finding a way to kill cancer? That’s it? Do you think she went to some big companies first and they offered her like 20 bucks and she was like, “Listen, dicks, I can just go enter the Siemens competition and win more than that.” And they were like, “Fine, go then, nerd.” So she did. And she did.
She can’t even buy a house for that much money. She can only buy HALF of a cheap LAMBORGHINI. I mean, honestly…she’s 17 and she can kill cancer. At least get her a cape.
Here’s the story:
More info on The Siemens Foundation
The recap from George Washington University