Naomi Shah won the 2011 Google Science Fair in the age 15-16 category.

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Naomi Shah's first word was "why." She went from pestering her parents with questions about organic chemistry and nuclear energy, to a resarch project that developed a novel mathematical model for the effects of air polution on asthmatics. That work won her first place in the Google Science Fair age 15-16 category.

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Award-winning teen-age science in action: Video on TED.com

January 10, 2012

In 2011 three young women swept the top prizes of the first Google Science Fair. At TEDxWomen Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose, and Naomi Shah described their extraordinary projects– and their route to a passion for science. (Recorded at TEDxWomen 2011, December 2011, in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA. Duration: 16:17) Watch the Google Science […]

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Quotes from Naomi Shah

I want everyone here to re-imagine a world where instead of prescribing steroids, inhalers and medication, the doctor turns to Julie and says, ‘Why don't you go home and clean out your air filters?‘
Naomi Shah
TEDxWomen 2011 • 689K views Jan 2012
Inspiring, Informative