here's an extract from a conversation on this
ANYONE know of Qualcomm Xprize?
I ask because it seems to link youth to emedicine (a key love of yunus and of grameen intel) ; the first in the yunus-edited series of youth's viral impossible postcards (attached) is on free nursing colleges
qualcomm is largest employer in anna's san diego; also this time last year 30 minute conversation I had with paul farmer at george soros university in budapest blew my mind!
the competition teams look quite cool http://www.qualcommtricorderxprize.org/teams
one of them was recognised by white house while being 15 year old marylander
Jack Andraka is a Maryland high school student who at age 15 created a novel paper sensor that detects pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer in 5 minutes for as little as 3 cents. He conducted his research at Johns Hopkins University and is the winner of the Gordon E. Moore award at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award and was Mrs. Obama’s guest at the 2013 State of the Union Address. He has spoken at TED Long Beach, over 11 TEDx events including House of Parliament, is the youngest speaker at the Royal Society of Medicine and has been featured on 60 Minutes, World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, NPR Marketplace, Popular Science, BBC, and Al Jazeera, as well as, in award winning documentaries including “You Don’t know Jack” by Morgan Spurlock. Jack is currently working with a team of teens (Gen Z) on the Qualcomm Foundation Tricorder X Prize and speaks about open access, STEM education and universal Internet availability. He is also on the national junior wildwater kayaking team, and has won awards at multiple national and international math competitions.
Young Professionals Versus Old Professionals has become a critical dynamic in analysis every value chain that isnt sustainang youth - so I wonder for which practice areas we can have searched out young professional editorial teams before atlanta- back in 2006 when mostofa and I though that was what yunus wanted youth forums to do - Eva Vertes was willing to help. Any ideas anyone?