By the time kids graduate from high school in the U.S., only 37% are proficient in basic math skills.

Quick caveat here: this statistic is based off of NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores which, like all standardized tests, is not a particularly accurate measure of a person’s “intelligence”…

Perspective shifting is a skill we all have to develop because as a child, we are mentally incapable of differentiating between private knowledge (what we know) and public knowledge (what others know).

In an experiment demonstrating this, a young child is placed in a room and shown the hiding place…

Most medical devices are made of metals, plastics, and other synthetic elements.

What’s the issue with that?

Well, your body is made of organic biomaterials.

So that means that inorganic medical devices automatically will be incompatible with your biological systems. What if we could do medicine using biomaterials?

We’ve survived…

Kiran Mak

At 17 years old, I love learning and am interested in materials science, education, and environmental sustainability.

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