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Kiara Nirghin

Co-Founder at Chima; Scientist, Innovator & Author; Winner of the 2016 Google Science Fair

Co-Founder at Chima; Scientist, Innovator & Author; Winner of the 2016 Google Science Fair

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Kiara Nirghin Biography

Kiara Nirghin is a South African scientist, innovator and speaker. At 16, Nirghin won the grand prize at the Google Science Fair and the Community Impact Award with her solution to the worldwide drought.

Nirghin has developed a unique superabsorbent polymer that holds hundreds of times its weight in water when stored in soil. It is biodegradable, inexpensive and free of harmful chemicals, unlike the manmade materials currently used. The polymer, made entirely from waste products, improves the environment, increases the chance for plants to sustain growth by 84% during a drought and can increase food security by 73% in disaster-struck areas.

Nirghin has been featured by both The Times and the Guardian on their top 30 most influential teens lists, and invited by Forbes and TED to speak about her work. Nirghin was recently named one of the United Nations Young Champions of the Earth and one of the fifty most inspiring women in technology.

She has published her first book with Penguin Random House in 2019. Using these platforms, Nirghin actively promotes the importance of protecting our environment through innovation and getting young girls involved in this process. She studied Computer Science at Stanford University.

Kiara Nirghin Videos

  • Being a Woman in STEAM | Amanda Gorman & Kiara Nirghin
    Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman and Google Science Fair winner Kiara Nirghin field your questions about being young women of colour in...
  • Kiara Nirghin - STEM Summit 6.0
    The Importance of Aspiration Kiara Nirghin, Student, Stanford University, & 2016 Google Science Fair Winner
  • Are we wasting our brains? | Kiara Nirghin | TEDxPretoria
    In this inspiring talk by 17-year old Kiara Nirghin, she asks an important question: Are we wasting our brains?

Kiara Nirghin Books

  • Youth Revolution: #BeTheChange
    Youth Revolution: #BeTheChange

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Kiara Nirghin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kiara Nirghin for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Kiara Nirghin generally travels from JohannesburgSouth Africa and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jasmine Crowe-Houston, Samaira Mehta, Kyla Guru, Shree Bose and Grace Chenxin Liu. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kiara Nirghin for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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