In the Google sixth science fair, two Indians and four other teenager of Indian-origin were selected as finalist for the USD $50000 scholarship.
Who are the finalists?
- Fatima, 15, a student of Sadhu Vaswani International School in Hyderabad, has developed a control system to provide automatic water management system which controls the operation of the gates at the main reservoir and the supply at the field irrigation canals.
- Shriank, from National Public School, Indiranagar in Bangalore has made KeepTab, which is a wearable-device that uses a cloud-based deep-learning framework to aid human-memory recall the location of their day-to-day objects. He was also a finalist at the FIRST LEGO League World Championships in 2012.
List of Indian American students
- Anika Cheerla (14), Anushka Naiknaware (13), Nikihl Gopal (15) and Nishita Belur (13) are the Indian-American teens who have made it to the global finalist of the Google Science Fair.
- Gopal (15) developed, 'Point of Care Testing for Malaria Using a Smartphone and Microfluidic ELISA' is an Indian American from New Jersey
- Cheerla from California developed the project, 'Automated Prediction of Future Breast Cancer Occurrence from Non-Cancerous Mammograms' which leads her to the finals.
- Naiknaware, of Portland, Oregaon developed the project 'Fractal Inspired Chitosan and Carbon Nanoparticle Based Biocompatible Sensor for Wound Management' and was selected for finals.
- Belur from California was chosen for her project on the detection of metal surface defects using laser light reflection.
The Google Science Fair is an online competition which has been sponsored by companies like Google, CERN, Lego, National Geographic and the Scientific American. It was started in 2011 and is primarily meant for children between the age of 13 and 18.