Monday, 1 July 2013

Google Science Fair: Indian girl among top 15

NEW DELHI: A Class XI student Mohali, Punjab has made it to the final stage of the Google Science Fair 2013. 

Srishti Asthana, the 15-year-old student of Millenium School, has been named among the top 15 finalists of the Google Science Fair, Google India said in a statement. The Google Science Fair, started in January 2011, is an online science competition sponsored by Google, Lego, CERN, National Geographic and Scientific American. 

The 15 finalists will be taken to the Google Mountain View headquarters, USA on September 23 to present their projects to an international panel of esteemed scientists for the final round of judging. 

The Grand Prize winner will receive a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions, $50,000 in scholarship funding. 

Sristi presented a project named 'Solar Light Assisted nanoZnO Photo Catalytic Mineralization - a Green Technique for the Degradation of Detergents' and was chosen amongst thousands of participants 120 countries.

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