A prize-winning teen proves the mettle of an ancient herb.
By Rebecca SklootPosted 06.26.2002 at 8:31 pm 1 Comment
Kavita Shukla of Ellicot City, Maryland, may be just 16, but she's been inventing stuff for years. In fourth grade, she came up with an egg slicer (decorated with a plastic chicken) that was activated by a marble. At 13, after her mother lost three gas caps from her car, Shukla rigged up a temperature-sensitive system that signaled when the cap was off.