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Gitanjali Rao

Inventor; Youth Scientist; Author, A Young Innovator’s Guide to STEM

Gitanjali Rao is an inventor, aspiring scientist, author, speaker, and world-wide promoter of STEM. Rao received an EPA Presidential award for her invention of a lead contamination detection tool and is also the inventor of “Epione,” a genetic engineering device for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction and "Kindly," an anti-cyberbullying service using AI and Natural Language processing. She has been honored in Forbes “30 Under 30 in Science,” as TIME’s “Top Young Innovator” and first "Kid of the Year" for her innovations and global STEM workshops. Rao authored the book A Young Innovator's Guide to STEM and was appointed a UNICEF Youth Advocate 2021 for using science to solve social problems such as cyber-bullying and to develop solutions for environmental protection.

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