Why are youth the prime candidates to become leaders in inquiry? Arjun Nair shares the enigmatic joy of delving into humanity’s oldest discipline and describes his young but maturing scientific pursuits. Since elementary, Arjun has explored a variety of topics from algae-based biodiesel to multiple sclerosis. When his closest family member was diagnosed with cancer, Arjun, at the age of 14, was determined to conduct empirical research; he has since then progressed from analyzing mathematical models to evaluating potential cancer therapeutics at the University of Calgary. His work earned top honors at the National Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge and a 3rd place grand award in Medicine at the last Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.