12YO Indian American makes it to the finals of 3M Young Scientist Challenge 2020.

samvrit rao

Well, do you recollect what you did at the age of 12? Played soccer or Barbie games? or did you simply sit in front of the Television the entire day? Meet Samvrit Rao a 12 -year-old Indian-American boy from Ashburn, Virginia who is one of the ten finalists of 3M young scientist challenge 2020. He was vulnerable and passionate to invent BOREAS during the global Covid 19 crisis.

What is BOREAS?

It is a telemedicine framework which utilizes a product equipment Application to catch and send a client's breathe sounds and its indicative information. It can to be utilized by patients just as doctors.

His motivation for invention:

Asthma? It's the most common persistent malady which influences the lungs and causes cough, wheezing, and breathing difficulty. Samvrit suffered from asthma attacks and he used to visit the specialists as often as possible yet in some cases it got hard to fix arrangements and he wished to have telemedicine in those days.

As the saying goes “out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength” by Sigmund Freud.  Samvrit grew vulnerable to invent something which can help detect pulmonary ailments. He was successful in inventing this App and it made it easier for a lot doctors and healthcare professionals. Using a lapel microphone and a stethoscope plugged into the audio port of a smartphone, his revolutionary telemedicine app statistics and captures the breath sounds alongside the signs and symptoms that a patient contains.

samvrit rao was successful in inventing this App and it made it easier for a lot doctors and healthcare professionals

Advantages of Samvrit’s BOREAS:

  1. Easy to analyze breath sounds and helps in detecting pulmonary ailments like asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia.
  2. Doctors can easily identify if the person is a COVID 19 patient by analyzing the symptomatic data of their breath sounds.
  3. This app can help healthcare professionals to test patients as it comes in handy.

Aspires to be an Immunologist:

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known and I believe science shows the path to discover that something incredible,” says Samvrit Rao. During his 5th grade, he participated in a science Olympiad and got to study immunology, since then in 15 years he hopes to become an immunologist. Immunologists cater to the numerous one-of-a-kind illnesses from Cancer to Infectious illnesses. Immunologists assist increase vaccines for infectious sicknesses like COVID-19 and also immune cell-based cures to cure cancer, all of that can help improve the health of individuals around the world.

His favorite invention in the last 100 years is Artificial intelligence. He believes that artificial intelligence simplifies our daily lives and makes things safe and better.


At the age of 11, he participated in the international Geography Bee (IGB), defeated almost 99 students, and won the trophy for 2019, however, he is the youngest champion to maintain a difference in junior varsity divisions.

Samvrit rao Won the international Geography Bee trophy for 2019

He was rewarded with a prize and scholarship which helped him meet the travel expenses of the second international Geography Bee competition which was held in the month of July 2020. In the year 2015, Samvrit placed his position in the top ten of the United States geography Olympiad, he was the youngest contestant among all the other participants, and he was in second grade while the others were in fifth to sixth grade. He prepared for the Olympiad by competing with his parents and by using an online Protobowl application.

Interests and Hobbies:

During his free time, he learns to play the violin and Carnatic music at a school as it helps him relax. He admired and loved reading Rick Riordan an American author's book on Egyptian and Greek mythology. He has got a huge interest in science and therefore participated in the science Olympiad and eCybermission and also hopes to be involved in different ongoing science Projects.

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