At the Google Science Fair 2016, more than one-third of the finalists are Indian

By Think Change India|16th Aug 2016
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‘Science can change the world’ is the guiding principle for the Google Science Fair, organised by Google every year since 2011, where young minds participate and share their creative ideas. This year, standing out amongst thousands of entries, 16 projects with the potential to change the world entered the finals.

Image : Google Science Fair
Image : Google Science Fair

Interestingly, of the 16 global finalists, 6 are of Indian descent. Out of the six students, Mansha Fatima (15) and Shriyank K (16) are from India and Nishita Belur (13), Nikhil Gopal (15), Anika Cheerla (14), and Anushka Naiknaware (13) are of Indian origin.

Mansha Fatima studies at Sadhu Vaswani International School, Hyderabad, and her project is an embedded solution for ‘Automated Water Management and Monitoring in Paddy Fields’. Shriyank K studies in National Public School, Bengaluru, and has designed KeepTab- a wearable device-based solution which aids human-memory in recalling the location of day-to-day objects, reports DNA.

Other interesting submissions at the contest include eco-friendly and bio-degradable Sreshto menstrual pads by 15-year-old Saliha Rehanaz from Bangladesh, and drought combat using low-cost, biodegradable superabsorbent polymer made out of orange peels by 16-year-old Kiara Nirghin from South Africa.

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