14 Year Old Indian Origin Teen Deepika Kurup is America’s Top Young Scientist

Fourteen-year-old Deepika Kurup of Indian origin won ‘America’s Young Scientist’ title on Tuesday.

Kurup, who lives in Nashua, Boston, won the prestigious award along with a cash prize of $25,000 for designing an affordable water purifier that runs on solar power.

She intends to use a part of her award to deploy her prototype in countries facing shortage of potable water such as India. Kurup’s parents hail from Trivandrum in Kerala.

Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-10-19/us-canada-news/34583351_1_indian-origin-solar-power-zinc-oxide