Motivational Story: What You Can Learn From the Youngest Scientist Gitanjali Rao

When 11-year-olds were watching cartoons on TV, Geetanjali Rao was very interested in science and technology news. And one such day, while watching the news, Time got to know about the high alert of the water crisis in Finland City, Due to the increase in the water level, the problem of drinking water in the city has increased. This news had a huge impact on Geetanjali, and 11-year-old Geetanjali decided that she would do something to help the entire city.

At that time, the water crisis had increased in many places, so his environment protection agency used to visit every house and collect water samples. In this, Geetanjali saw her mother using the basic test strip to test her water. Geetanjali says she was surprised because she didn’t think it was the right way. Seeing this sari condition, Geetanjali came up with a plan to make it a device. Geetanjali contacted the researcher of a 3M manufacturing company and requested him to start his research with the help.

Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company (MMC) is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Minneapolis, California. 3M researchers welcomed Geetanjali and fully supported the idea. The basic TETHYS is a small device with a 9-volt battery, a lead sensing unit, a Bluetooth extension, and carbon nanotubes that change color and resistance by touching the lead। Geetanjali learned about these nanotubes when she was checking the MIT website.

The final TEYS was launched and was a huge success not only in the US but all over the world. And other than the US, other countries also started using TETS. Then, after making such a successful full device, you’ll be surprised to see the price of it, with a base price of $20. After making this successful device, Geetanjali was recognizable all over the world and more than any other country in the world. Gitanjali was awarded America’s Top Youngest Scientist Award, with a cash prize of $25000. Forbes was also featured in 2019 Under 30 list.

Gitanjali also received the US Environmental Protection Agency Youth Award and at the same time won the Top Health Pillar Prize Student Challenge. Gitanjali has also been a three-time speaker on TEDx. That’s a big deal for a thirteen-year-old. And not just that, Gitanjali was also introduced in the last year’s TEDx India, where Gitanjali gave a very warm speech to scientists from all over the world. “If the superheroes of the movies come into real life, we will all accept and appraise them, but real-life scientists who have changed the world by doing historical research,” he says.”

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