America's Young Innovators

Meet the Innovators

In this special section, we introduce you to 37 people under the age of 36 who are helping to shape the world. Those honored are scholars, singers, writers, scientists, musicians, painters, activists—and more than one public-spirited computer maven. Get a glimpse of each young innovator's personal side with our "Last Word" interviews. Interact with many of the innovators and other readers on our special Innovations blog. Experience their work firsthand through book excerpts, audio files, videos and photographs.

This Month's Featured Innovators:

Beth Shapiro

Beth Shapiro

Biologist Beth Shapiro has figured out a recipe for success in the field of ancient DNA research

Join Beth on the Innovations blog January 21-27

Jeremi Suri

Jeremi Suri

Political historian Jeremi Suri has come up with a new way of looking at the links between the low and the mighty

Join Jeremi on the Innovations blog January 28 - February 3

Rachel Grady

Rachel Grady

Documentary filmmaker Rachel Grady opens our eyes to the complexities of overlooked places and people

Join Rachel on the Innovations blog February 4-10

Daniela Bleichmar

Daniela Bleichmar

Studying ancient botanical drawings, Daniela Bleichmar is rewriting the history of the Spanish conquest of the Americas

Join Daniela on the Innovations blog February 11-17

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