America’s Brightest Teens to be Honored in Washington D.C.

“We are thrilled to recognize the 2017 Davidson Fellows not only for their incredible projects, but also for the journey they forged to reach this point,” said Bob Davidson.

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development will recognize 20 students across the country with the Davidson Fellows Scholarship on September 27 at a reception in Washington D.C. The recipients received $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 awards for projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature and Music.

“I am honored to be a Davidson Fellow Laureate,” said Rishab Gargeya, a $50,000 Davidson Fellow scholarship recipient. “This accolade further validates the work that I have done for the last few years and motivates me to continue innovating in the future.”

Gargeya, an incoming freshman at Stanford University, is just one of the 20 Davidson Fellows this year, receiving the largest award as a Davidson Fellow Laureate. He created a smartphone app that uses artificial intelligence to detect basic eye-care issues, circumventing clinicians and saving users costly medical bills. This app can help people diagnose themselves in seconds so they can accurately monitor their own vision health and get medical attention accordingly.

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development has awarded more than $7.1 million over 17 years through the Davidson Fellows scholarships, recognizing more than 300 of the nation’s best and brightest young students.

“We are thrilled to recognize the 2017 Davidson Fellows not only for their incredible projects, but also for the journey they forged to reach this point,” said Bob Davidson, founder of the Davidson Institute. “Every year I am amazed by the depth of the Fellows’ accomplishments. Through encouragement and recognition, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development anticipates that gifted students like these will be among the pioneers who will solve the world’s most vexing problems.”

Davidson Fellows not only represent some of the brightest young minds in the country, but they also demonstrate a strong desire to improve the world around them. Many of the Fellows’ projects are inspired by personal experiences that drive them to find a solution to a problem, and each Fellow is driven to use their passion…

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