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January 10, 2022

As a young scientific researcher, 18-year-old Govind Nadathur describes the shocking potential impacts of rocket pollution on the planet. As we live through a modern space race led by billionaires who own private companies, we risk damaging the atmosphere. But, we as humans are seemingly ignoring this growing problem. In Govind Nadathur's TEDx talk, he explains the problem with rocket emissions and his research about a potential solution to this issue. Govind Nadathur is an 18-year-old freshman at The Ohio State University, studying Industrial and Systems Engineering. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio. For the past three years, he has conducted research involving nanotechnology and environmental engineering. In 2019, he won 4th place in Environmental Engineering at the International Science and Engineering Fair. In addition, he won the first place Soybean Council Award in Ohio, won the first place award from GE Aviation at the University of Cincinnati Science and Engineering Expo, and won honorable mention at the 2019 International Genius Olympiad. In 2020, he won 1st place from the Ohio Mars Society at the UC Science and Engineering Expo and won the 1st place Believe in Ohio STEM entrepreneurship award at Ohio State Science Day. In 2020, he was nominated to speak at multiple TEDx talks about his research. Outside of scientific research, he is an Eagle Scout, loves camping, hiking, weightlifting, and learning about business and psychology. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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