Two Indian teenagers among global finalists at Google’s Science Fair 2016
Two Indian teenagers will be among the 16 global finalists competing for the $50,000 (roughly Rs 33.5 lakh) scholarship at the sixth annual "Google Science Fair 2016", US tech giant Google announced on Friday.
The two Indians to be shortlisted include Shriyank (16) from Bengaluru and Mansha Fatima (15) from Hyderabad.
Shriyank, a student of National Public School, submitted his project titled “KeepTab: A novel way to aid memory with deep learning algorithms!” KeepTab is a wearable device-based solution which uses a cloud-based deep learning framework to aid human memory recall the location of day-to-day objects.
Mansha, a junior at Sadhu Vaswani International School, focussed on creating an “Automated Water Management and Monitoring System in Paddy Fields”. The project aims to help farmers monitor water levels in rice paddy fields as well as automate water levels for the best possible crop yields.
All sixteen global finalists will be traveling to Mountain View and compete for the scholarship. The final winner of the competition will be announced at a ceremony on September 27, 2016.
“From a breathalyzer test that could predict lung cancer to a carbon filter that may significantly decrease styrofoam waste, these top 16 projects from nine countries around the world represent the brightest ideas to make things better through science and engineering,” Andrea Cohan, Programme Lead, Google Science Fair said in a statement.