The Society for Science and the Public holds an annual competition called the Broadcom Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering Rising Stars (MASTERS). The contestants are between the ages of 11 and 14 and two are chosen for the grand prizes of $25,000 and $10,000. These kids REALLY know what they’re doing, so be warned, they might make you feel like you’re not really doing much with your life.
Andrew Eggebraaten (14)
Andrew designed a sophisticated robot hand that can perform 58 different tasks, and it responds to voice commands. It can also change how hard it squeezes an object.