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Society alum selected as United Nations Young Leader

Karan Jerath was recently selected as a United Nations Young Leader. PHOTO COURTESY OF SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE & THE PUBLIC.

Karan Jerath, a 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) finalist, studies oil spills. Karan was recently selected as a Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations.

“I am really excited about this opportunity and hope to work on promoting STEM education as well as promoting sustainability through an engineering lens,” he said.

Karan is currently studying petroleum engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

Read more about his current STEM goals.