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Gitanjali Rao, keynote speaker
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Gitanjali Rao

    • 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
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$15,000 - $20,000

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$7,500 - $10,000

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A device to detect lead in water by a 13-year-old innovator | Gitanjali Rao | TEDxGateway

A device to detect lead in water by a 13-year-old innovator | Gitanjali Rao | TEDxGateway

Gitanjali Rao Speaker Biography

Gitanjali Rao is an inventor, an aspiring scientist, author, speaker and an active promoter of STEM around the world. She was recognized as America's Top Young Scientist and was a recipient of an EPA Presidential award for her patented invention of an innovative lead contamination 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" for her innovations and STEM workshops she conducts globally, which has inspired over 76,500 students in the last three years across six continents and 46 countries. 

Gitanjali is the author of the book "Young Innovator's Guide to STEM", available in 6 languages, which guides students, educators, or teachers through a self-developed prescriptive 5 step innovation process. She was appointed as a UNICEF Youth Advocate 2021  for using science for solving social problems such as cyber-bullying and developing solutions for environmental protection and recently received the Muhammed Ali Humanitarian award for her selfless service for the refugee camp students.

She is currently attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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June 7, 2021

Gitanjali was pure joy! She is brilliant and will make you re-think how you spent your teen years and what more you could have done. She was well-spoken, articulate, and professional for such a young person! She was great to work with for our event.

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