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11-year old inventor becomes "America's Top Young Scientist" for creating lead-detecting sensor

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 20, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Greg Beach) last modified Oct 19, 2017

Gitanjali Rao, an 11-year old resident of Lone Tree, Colorado, earned the title of "America's Top Young Scientist" when she won the this year’s Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her inspired invention of a sensor that can more efficiently detect lead in water than traditional methods. Rao was first inspired to create such a tool after learning about the Flint water crisis. "I feel every individual has the right to know if their drinking water is safe," said Rao in her National...





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