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 TIMEs 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. She is an author of the book “Young Innovator’s Guide to STEM” which will be released spring 2021. A remarkable mind and a remarkable human being way beyond her years.