Get to know the STEM superstars: Four inspiring teenage inventors taking on cancer, anxiety, suicide, and more

March 14 marks the annual Pi Day celebration in the United States, a time for enthusiasts to embrace mathematics, geometry, and all things related to STEM. Additionally, the day has evolved into #DressForSTEM Day, highlighting the achievements of women in the field of science.

To commemorate the mathematical significance of 3.14, we traveled across the nation to discover exceptional STEM students showcasing innovative projects and creations. Check out our featured profiles on our dedicated STEM Superstars microsite. Below, watch the latest video profiles of four exceptional teenagers:

Aiding Amputees — Virginia’s Arav Bhargava

Meet Arav Bhargava, an 18-year-old senior at The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, who has designed a 3D-printed prosthetic device suitable for individuals missing their forearms. Watch the full story here.

Tackling Depression & Suicide — New York’s Natasha Kulviwat

Discover how Natasha Kulviwat, a 17-year-old resident of Jericho, investigated a biomarker to aid in identifying individuals at risk of suicide. Read more about her compelling story here.

Alleviating Anxiety — Philadelphia’s Gavriela Beatrice Kalish-Schur

Explore the research of Gavriela Beatrice Kalish-Schur, an 18-year-old senior at Pennsylvania’s Julia R. Masterman High School, who induced anxiety in fruit flies to deepen the understanding of anxiety disorders and develop improved treatments. Access the full story here.

Enhancing Rural Health Care — Maryland’s William Gao

Learn about William Gao, an 18-year-old student from Ellicott City’s Centennial High School, who created an AI-assisted diagnostic application to potentially enhance the medical care of rural cancer patients. Read his inspiring journey here.

On March 14 and in celebration of Women’s History Month, Trinity Alicia from The 74 delves into the enduring influence of women in STEM fields, highlighting the Pi Day discourse on gender representation in the scientific domain:

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