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'Marvel's Hero Project' Recap: Genius Gitanjali

Every week on Marvel's Hero Project -- streaming exclusively on Disney+ -- you will meet a new young hero making a difference in their communities and all over the world! In this episode, meet Gitanjali!

When Gitanjali discovered there were people living without clean water, she was determined to find a solution. Through trial and error, and an extensive search for a lab that would allow a middle-schooler access, Gitanjali invented a device that could test for contaminants in water.

Her mother recounts that Gitanjali had lots of questions about the water there, like why people had to boil water twice before drinking it. Gitanjali’s first step was trying to find a way to test water the way air could be tested for the presence of contaminants. It took some trial and error, and help from her teachers, but eventually, Gitanjali’s hard work and dedication led to her invention... She brought Tethys to the Young Scientist Challenge, a youth science and engineering competition for middle school students in Minnesota and won the competition which led Denver Water to reach out to her to provide her with access to lab space.

“I like to think of innovations or creating inventions as science combined with kindness... using science to help other people,” she says.

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