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Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali Rao

TIME’s First-Ever Kid of the Year; America’s Top Young Scientist
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 "TIME Kid of the Year" in 2020 for her innovations and STEM workshops she conducts globally, which has inspired over 50,000 students in the last two years across six continents and 27 countries. In her sessions, she shares her own process of innovation that can be used by students all over the world. She often presents in global and corporate forums on innovation and the importance of STEM. 
 
Gitanjali is the author of the book "
Young Innovator's Guide to STEM," which guides students, educators, or teachers with a prescribed 5 step innovation process. 

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