Jun 19, 2014 - With degrees in mathematics and physics from U.C. Berkeley, 19-year-old Rebecca Jolitz is planning to revolutionize the satellite development industry. Get to know the 2014 Thiel Fellow and find out what first inspired her love of science.
Jun 13, 2014 - Seventeen-year-old Catherine Ray just received a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship. Armed with a B.S. in computational physics, the mathematics whiz is planning to fix everything that’s wrong with wheelchairs. Get to know the teen technorati.
Jun 13, 2014 - She’s double-majoring in computer science and human-computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon. She also just won a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship to develop a platform for customizable education-based games. Get to know teen technorati Lucy Guo.
Jun 05, 2014 - After a weekend of activities and final pitches, the 40 students get ready to pack up their things and head back to reality until the 20 fellowships are awarded. In this episode, the students reflect back on what they’ve learned over the past few days, and what they’ll do if chosen as a 2014 Thiel Fellow.
Jun 04, 2014 - The lightning pitches are over, but the finalists continue to sweat in the mentor matches. Judges and industry head honchos meet with each of the 40 students to find out more about their projects. Can the fellowship finalists effectively articulate their concepts and business plans, or will the tough questions and high-pressure one-on-ones prove to be too much?
Jun 03, 2014 - The big day is finally here and the finalists only have 2 minutes to convince judges that they should be one of 20 to receive a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship. As the students take the stage, see who stands out—and who comes up short—in the final lightning pitches.
Jun 03, 2014 - It’s almost time for the lightning pitches, but as the pressure mounts can the Thiel Fellowship hopefuls keep their cool? In this episode, the finalists run through their strategies—and lack thereof—as they get ready to present to the judges. Plus, finalists Alexander Koren and Andrew Ninh explain their medical- and tech-based projects.
May 14, 2014 - With the two-minute lightning pitches fast approaching, the 40 Thiel Fellowship finalists are beginning to feel the pressure. In this episode, they partake in icebreaker and team-building games to help calm nerves and prep for their big onstage speeches. Also, finalists Ryan Orbuch, Thomas Hunt, and Jake Davidson tell us about their tech-and science-focused projects.
May 12, 2014 - 20 winners. $100,000 each. The chance to bring an idea to life. We follow 40 student finalists as they compete for a coveted and controversial Thiel Fellowship. Their projects range from cancer research to new app technology, but there's just one catch if they win—they'll have to drop out of school. Meet the 2014 Thiel Fellowship finalists.
May 12, 2014 - In this episode of Teen Technorati, the 40 finalists are split up into teams and tasked with building a bridge made out of LEGO. Only one team emerges as the winner, but during the challenge the finalists’ leadership and problem-solving skills begin to surface. Plus, fellowship hopefuls Ishaan Gulrajani, Lucy Guo, Darby Schumacher, and Catherine Ray explain the concepts behind their individual Thiel projects.