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He was named "Child of the Year" by the Times, who is the little Colorado scientist

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The prestigious magazine "Time" has announced "the child of the year". Her name is Gitanjali Rao and she is only 15 years old.

The teenager from Denver, Colorado of Indian descent began to cultivate a special love and interest in science at the age of 10, when she discovered carbon nanotube sensor technology, which uses molecules to detect chemicals in water. From here her passion for science increased.

Roa was chosen from a group of more than 5,000 nominees. The jury was amazed at how the 15-year-old had used the technology to fight a number of social issues ranging from polluted water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying.

"My goal is not only to create my own equipment to solve the world's problems, but also to inspire others to do the same as me. From my personal experience, it is not easy when you do not see anyone like you. That's why I really want to give the message: 'If I can do it, you can do it, everyone can do it,' "she added.

Gitanjali Rao dreams of studying genetics and epidemiology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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