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Gitanjali Rao        

Inventor, TIME Magazine's first ever "Kid of the Year" in 2020, Young Scientist Challenge Winner, Recipient of the United States Environmental Protection Agency President’s Environmental Youth Award

Gitanjali Rao was recognized as America's Top Young Scientist and received an EPA Presidential award for inventing her device "Tethys"—an early lead detection tool. Gitanjali is also the inventor of “Epione”—a device for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction using genetic engineering, and "Kindly"—an anti-cyberbullying service using AI and Natural Language processing.

She was honored as Forbes “30 Under 30 in Science” in 2019 and TIME’s “Top Young Innovator” and "Kid of the Year" for her innovations and STEM workshops she conducts globally, which has inspired over thirty-eight thousand students in the last two years across four continents. In her sessions, she shares her own process of innovation that can be used by students all over the world. She is an experienced TED speaker and often presents in global and corporate forums on innovation and the importance of STEM.

Gitanjali has her new book "Young Innovator's Guide to STEM", which was released on March 16th which guides students, educators, or teachers with a prescribed 5 step innovation process.

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TIME's 2020 Kid of the Year: Meet Gitanjali Rao | Time

AJ: When you're not doing all of these amazing things—because I feel like I'm speaking to a 60-year-old scientist in Geneva—what do you do that's just a 15- year- ...

Gitanjali Rao Named 'Time' Magazine's Kid Of The Year : NPR

Gitanjali Rao, a Colorado teenager who invented a mobile device to test for lead in drinking water, is Time's Kid of the Year for 2020. The magazine announced ...

Student scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao is Time Magazine's first ...

Student scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao is Time Magazine's first 'Kid of the Year'. The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, inspired her to develop a way to detect ...

TIME's Kid of the Year Gitanjali Rao is an inventor and scientist ...

TIME's first ever "Kid of the Year," 15-year-old Gitanjali Rao, created a device to detect lead in drinking water. She talks to CNN's Julia Chatterley about her work  ...

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