Olivia Hallisey

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Olivia Hallisey
Nationality American
Occupation Student, Scientist

Olivia Hallisey is an American Scientist, and she is a student at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut. While a junior in high school, she won first prize in the 2015 Google Science Fair for inventing a low-cost, rapid test for Ebola.[1] The prize also came with $50,000.[2] According to Hallisey, her test can be completed in as little as 30 minutes at a cost of $25, and, unlike existing ebola detection methods, does not require refrigeration.[3] She became interested in fighting Ebola while watching the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak in which thousands of people died.[4]


  1. ^ "Meet Olivia Hallisey, the Teen Who Created Her Own Ebola Test". teenvogue.com. Retrieved 2018-09-11. 
  2. ^ Levine, Jon (25 September 2015). "16-Year-Old Olivia Hallisey Won the Google Science Fair by Fighting Ebola". Mic. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Greene, Kerima (22 September 2015). "17 year old girl sweeps Google's annual science competition". CNBC. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Goldberg, Eleanor (25 September 2015). "Teen Who Invented $25 Ebola Detection Test Wins Huge Google Prize". Huffington Post. Retrieved 23 August 2016.