In the "ripe age" of 13 years, Rishad Jain was not only honored with the title of the country's best junior scientist, but also created a way to make treatments for one of the nation's leading causes more effective than that Death.
This week, Jain was named the winner of the 201
The seventh student competed with nine other finalists during a live competition in St. Paul, Minnesota
But while his scientific findings disrupt the world of pancreatic cancer treatment, he has a bigger message for would-be entrepreneurs.
"Failure is an important part of success, just because a mistake was made or something went wrong the first time does not mean it's time to give up or it's a mistake," says Jain FOX Business. "Just keep doing your ideas."
He actually says that if someone gives up his dream, then he is doomed to failure.
A native of Portlander, Oregon, perseverance and devotion are the two key qualities that helped him win this year's title, and he wants other young children to follow in his footsteps.
"I want to encourage people to continue solving problems in the world and help them work on ideas."  He also says he has plans to become a doctor or surgeon.