One rather serious student admitted that he wasn’t sure what career path he would pursue, but after listening to Wu talk about personalized medicine, he was imagining himself a geneticist.
What struck me most, though, was a young man who already considered himself a scientist. “I honestly found out about some new amazing ways in which we, as scientists, can help humanity,” he said, in response to Wu’s visit. “Instead of letting kids die, we discovered a new way to help people live. Everything today interested me.”
The ninth grader was genuinely inspired. “We can discover even more,” he said.