WATCH: This American-Indian girl is now a top young scientist after inventing a water tester
By: Barfi Culture Team
Published: 6th November 2017

While every 11 year-old you know is watching cartoons at home, this girl just won a top science award. Wait till the aunties find out, you won't hear the end of it.

11 year old Gitanjali Rao was honoured as America's Top Young Scientist last week for inventing a quick, low-cost device that tests water for lead-contamination.

She created the tester after hearing about the clean water crisis in the city of Flint, Michigan. That was two years ago. In other words she started researching this when she was just nine years old.

She pitched her idea to the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, which invited her among ten students to present their idea. Her device won the $25,000 prize.

Watch her inspiring story above.

An 11 year-old daughter of immigrants is doing more for a polluted American city than its own government.

Video published on 6th November 2017 in the People section

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