“I found out that Flint, Michigan wasn’t the only place with lead contamination. There were tons of places worldwide with water quality issues. I knew I wanted to solve this,” says kid inventor Gitanjali Rao.
Unlike most 11-year-olds, Gitanjali Rao likes to spend some of her free time reading MIT’s material science department website. That’s where Rao learned about a recently-developed type of nanotechnology–and realized that it could be used for a new purpose.