YOUNG SCIENTIST & INVENTOR
"WE CAN SOLVE LOCAL AND GLOBAL PROBLEMS BY LEVERAGING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY"
Neha Shukla is an 18-year old serial inventor, social entrepreneur, bestselling author, and AI ethicist passionate about developing technology to create positive change.
She is the inventor of SixFeetApart, a wearable social-distancing device using ultrasonic technology to save lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She also developed the PA Homeless Guide app to combat homelessness through policy change, interned with NASA to develop Earth-orbiting satellites to protect environmentally vulnerable regions, and developed an AI algorithm for disability inclusion with NVIDIA’s sponsorship. Through her innovations tackling issues in society and climate, Neha has impacted over 15,000 at-risk individuals and raised over $75,000 across her ventures.
Neha runs global STEM, community impact, and climate innovation workshops to inspire the next generation of youth problem-solvers. Through three years of youth outreach and over 2,500 volunteer hours, Neha has reached over 70,000 students across 35+ countries. Neha released her bestselling debut book "Innovation for Everyone: Solving Real-World Problems with STEM” to further encourage youth innovation.
Neha’s work in innovation and community impact has been featured in the New York Times, ABC, Nasdaq billboard in Times Square, Harper’s Bazaar, and Bloomberg. Her work has been recognized by President Biden, former President George H.W. Bush, Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex, and the Royal Family. Her work has been supported by Microsoft, SoftBank, Apple, NVIDIA, US Department of Education, and more. She speaks across the world, including at TED, Apple’s headquarters, and at UN stakeholder conferences.
Currently, Neha is passionate about bridging the gap with AI ethics as the Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Generation AI Youth Council. She is also deeply passionate about mobilizing for climate justice and is working alongside companies to activate these national climate solutions and encourage youth participation in STEM fields.
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What I'm Working on...
"Expanding my global outreach of my innovation workshops to impact over 100,000 students"
"Creating new innovations to address problems like climate change and disability inclusion in public places"
ENGINEERING & INNOVATION
"Sharing my research and 4-step innovation process with students and organizations"
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Greater Harrisburg Area
Pennsylvania, United States
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