Gitanjali Rao Credit: Twitter

Gitanjali Rao, a 15-year-old Indian American has become the first kid ever to be feature on TIME magazine as ‘Kid of the Year’.

TIME tweeted, “Introducing the first-ever Kid of the Year, Gitanjali Rao.”

The young inventor and STEM promoter has been selected from a field of more than 5,000 Americans, ages between 8 to 16.

Rao was also named in Time’s ‘7 Young Inventors Who See a Better Way’ list.

She won the 3M Young Scientist Challenge for a device called Tethys that uses carbon nanotube sensors to detect lead in drinking water in 2017.

A year later, she won a prize in the TCS Ignite Innovation Student Challenge for inventing Epione, a tool that diagnoses early-stage prescription opioid addiction. She has also been named in Forbes ’30 Under 30′ list.

Her latest is an anti-cyber-bullying app and chrome extension called Kindly. It spots and prevents cyber­bullying messages.

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