Mihir Garimella

2014 Google Science Fair Winner

Mihir is a sophomore at Fox Chapel Area High School in Pittsburgh, PA. He has long been interested in computer science and robotics, and has created many tools to help students including CiteIt (http://citeit.co) and Classroom (http://useclassroom.com). In addition, he has been participating in science fairs since sixth grade, winning first place each year. In seventh grade, he coauthored a paper published in Brain Pathology. Last year, he was selected as one of thirty national finalists in the Broadcom MASTERS science fair for his project on digitally recreating smells, and ultimately won the first place national award in engineering. He also had the opportunity to meet President Obama, and was recognized by MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, which named a minor planet after him. His latest project involved the creation of a lightweight method of evading moving obstacles for flying robots inspired by the way fruit flies detect and respond to threats, and won the 13-14 Age Category Award and the Google Computer Science Award at the 2014 Google Science Fair.