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Meet #tedxparkcitydayschool speaker, Sam Gordon!

Learn more about Sam at www.tedxpcds.com! #tedx #tedxyouth #parkcity #utah #southjordan

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You Don’t Know Jack — meet 16-year-old cancer researcher Jack Andraka

We totally love this new mini-documentary about superstar TEDx (and TED) speaker Jack Andraka, the teenage wonder who discovered a new method to detect pancreatic cancer that is 168 times faster, over 26,000 times less expensive, and over 400 times more sensitive than the typical means of pancreatic cancer detection — all before he even graduated high school. Watch it and be hopeful for the future.

And for more reason to build your faith in humanity (and young people in general), check our playlist of talks from amazing kids and get pumped for TEDxYouthDay this Saturday and Sunday — TEDx’s tribute to youth-driven ideas and inspiration.

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Meet #TEDxParkCityDaySchool speaker, Emma Morley!
Emma is a 21-year old student in her fourth year at Brigham Young University.  She is studying Neuroscience and plans to research the mysteries of the brain or alternatively following her dream of being a National Geographic adventure photographer. Emma hails from Minnesota where she grew up making blanket forts, pretending to be a professional classical pianist, and making every possible Klutz craft.  A runner and Nordic skier in high school, Emma continues her active lifestyle by seeking out exploration of all forms from biking to rock climbing, skiing to backpacking.  she loves experimenting, whether that entails baking black beans into brownies or trying her hand at glass blowing.
Emma found the perfect outlet for her passion for challenge and adventure in impossible2possible, a non-profit organization that uses adventure as a medium to educate, inspire, and empower our global community to make positive change in the world and encourage youth to reach beyond their perceived limits.

#tedx #tedxyouth #parkcity #utah #thespark #byu #provo #impossible2possible #i2p #parkcitydayschool @parkcitydayschool

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We’re going crazy with excitement at the #TEDxParkCityDaySchool headquarters! #tedxyouth #tedx #parkcity #utah #silly #thespark #photobomb @cooper_iacobelli19 @christinefischer123 @parkcitydayschool

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Meet TEDxParkCityDaySchool 2103 speaker, Akbar Kahn! Akbar is a senior at Hillcrest High school. Over summer break going into his sophomore year, he found that conference bags often go unwanted and wasted at events all around the world. He started Bags to Riches, a non-profit organization that collected and donated undesired conference bags. It has taught him a lot and he wouldn’t trade anything for the experiences that he has had through Bags to Riches.

Akbar is on the debate and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) club at hillcrest and also likes to engage politically, even though he’s not old enough to vote. In his free time he likes to play soccer and basketball with friends, meet new people, and let his curiosity get the best of him as he explores the world. #bagstoriches #tedxparkcitydayschool #tedxyouth #tedx #parkcitydayschool #parkcity #utah #thespark

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Nine days! #tedxparkcitydayschool #thespark #tedxyouth #tedx

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In a world where we are surrounded by technology [most of our students] know nothing about how those things work.

We disassemble something — we don’t know what’s inside. We look around — we don’t know how things work, it’s all magical. And it’s amazing that school is not doing more to teach us about how to understand science, how to understand technology, how to understand what’s around us.

…You can’t teach sports unless you have a gym. And it’s the same idea for the 21st-century skills we want to teach kids: innovation, creativity, critical thinking, deep understanding of science and technology. If you don’t have a place to teach these skills, you can’t really do a good job.

[So we build labs with] 3D printers, laser cutters, robotics, science equipment, sensors, all sorts of construction and science materials for kids to build projects, build inventions…

[A student] spent six months [in one of our labs] building [an invention of her own design … this changed the way she looked at the world — not looking at technology as something magical, but looking at technology and science as a tool to improve the lives of others.

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- Professor Paulo Blikstein’s discusses FabLab@School, a program to build kid-friendly fabrication labs in schools around the world, during his TEDxManhattanBeach talk, "A school for makers." (via tedx)
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#TEDxParkCityDaySchool made, puppy approved. Set design is coming together. #tedxyouth #tedxyouthday #tedx #parkcity #utah @parkcitydayschool #parkcitydayschool #thespark

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#TEDxParkCityDaySchool made, puppy approved. Set design is coming together. #tedxyouth #tedxyouthday #tedx #parkcity #utah @parkcitydayschool #parkcitydayschool #thespark