Young scientist to watch: Gitanjali Rao, Parenting & Education News & Top Stories

Gitanjali Rao, 15, made headlines around the world last December when Time magazine named her its first Kid of the Year. It is the latest in a dizzying list of accolades for the Stem (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) advocate.

At age 12, she was named “America’s top young scientist” in the 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for a device that detects lead in water faster than conventional methods, an invention sparked by a desire to help water contamination victims.

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