Senior Named to Guardian Teen Power List
Fox Chapel Area High School senior Mihir Garimella was named to the 2016 Guardian Teen Power List. The list, that says, “It’s not about your age, it’s about your ideas,” featured 25 young activists, scientists, artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, and big thinkers shaping the future from around the world.
Mihir was chosen for his creation of the “flybot,” which won the international 2014 Google Science Fair. The flybot is a tiny, flying robot that avoids obstacles by mimicking the way a fruit fly avoids threats and moving obstacles. He has since extended the idea to create a low-cost, intelligent drone to be used in search-and-rescue missions in dangerous environments.
Other well-known teens featured on the list were Sasha Obama, Yara Shahidi, Willow Smith, Amandla Stenberg, and Brooklyn Beckham. Guardian US covers American and international news for an online global audience.
This is the second list that Mihir was featured on in 2016. He was also chosen for Fortune’s 18 Under 18 list.