“Awards do not define me; however, they validate my scientific research”-Brittany Wenger.
The above quote by the young scientist is a testament to her passion for scientific research.
Today, the young scientist is a force to reckon with in science.
In 2021, the 27-year-old Brittany Wenger is inspiring women to follow their passion in the STEM field.
The extraordinary life of Brittany Wenger started when she was born in 1994 in Columbus, Ohio.
She grew up as the beloved daughter of her parents.
Her parents provide her with all facilities to have a comfortable middle-class life.
Brittany Wenger’s parents always told her never to feel satisfied with a mediocre life.
They motivated her to work hard for a better future. All these words of motivation from her parents had a profound impact on Brittany. It inspired her to become an optimistist.
Education and Work
Brittany Wenger was an outstanding student in her school days. Her favorite subjects were science and technology.
When she was in the 7th grade, she started to study neural networks! While researching her term paper, she came across the concept of AI and found it full of potential.
So, she gradually fell into love with AI and programming but soon started to focus on breast cancer when her cousin was diagnosed with the same.
At that time, she was in her 10th grade. As a result, Brittany ends up inventing an artificial brain that can continuously learn and accurately diagnose breast cancer in a non-invasive way.
Her breast cancer program had been successfully tested in two hospitals.
She then extended her invention to diagnose leukemia and named her software Cloud4Cancer.
Her artificial intelligence software shot her into fame and a chance to speak to President Barack Obama personally.
Cloud4Cancer is already beta-tested in numerous hospitals across the United States. She then pursued higher studies at the Duke University.
Brittany has received several prestigious awards. Let’s have a look at some of the most recognized awards that she got for her efforts.
2012- Google Science Fair Award in the computer-science category
2012- $1,500 Data Award By GoDaddy
2012- Google CS Connect Award
2012- Second Award of $500 by the IEEE Computer Society
2013-8th Position at Intel Talent Search
Brittany Wenger also worked at the Duke University to find a way of accurate diagnosis of other diseases.
While she does not suffer any gender discrimination at work, she repeatedly acknowledged that she is indeed a minority in the STEM field.
She wants to become a pediatric oncologist while continuing her research on finding a cure for cancer.
TIME Magazine also names her in their list of “30 People Under 30 Changing the World” and in the “30 under 30” list by Forbes Magazine.
She is now one of the most popular female scientists.