audio close compressed excel CS_logo_icon_solid_yellow_alt Created with Sketch. x x image insta-black menu pdf Print BTN - Shortlist Created with Sketch. Share Asset 1 word


Inventor, Aspiring Scientist & TIME Kid of the Year 2019


Gitanjali Rao is an inventor, an aspiring scientist, author, speaker and an active promoter of STEM worldwide.

She was recognized as America's Top Young Scientist and recipient of an EPA Presidential award for inventing an innovative lead contamination detection tool.

Current Work:

Gitanjali is also the inventor of “Epione”-a device for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction using genetic engineering, and "Kindly"-an anti-cyberbullying service using AI and Natural Language processing.

She was honoured as Forbes “30 Under 30 in Science” in 2019 and TIME’s “Top Young Innovator” and "TIME Kid of the Year" for her innovations and STEM workshops she conducts globally, which has inspired over 68,000 students in the last two years across six continents and 42 countries.

Gitanjali is the author of the book Young Innovator's Guide to STEM, which guides students, educators, or teachers through a self-developed prescriptive 5-step innovation process. She was appointed as a UNICEF Youth Advocate 2021 for using science to solve social problems such as cyber-bullying and developing solutions for environmental protection.

Let us know

and we'll send all the latest Saxton updates and news direct to your inbox
Thanks, you have been subscribed
View Shortlist