Indian girl to present project at Google Science Fair


Another Indian is all set to leave a mark globally.Shrishti Asthana from Millennium School, Mohali was selected from a total of thousands of projects that were sent to Google from 120 countries. She developed a solar power-assisted green technique for degradation of detergents.

Google is conducting a competition with the name ‘Google Science Fair’. It is an online science competition, open to students between the ages of 13 and 18 from around the world.

The company statement stated, “The inspiration for the project came when Shrishti went on a field trip to Ludhiana and was disturbed by the dire state of the disposal technique of industrial waste… She began her journey to find a green solution to turn waste detergent water from industries into an eco-friendly alternative.”

As per the details shared, Asthana would be competing head on with 14 finalists from other countries who will be taken to the Google headquarters in the US to present their final projects to the judges, which comprise a panel of international scientists.

The winning project will earn the student a 10-day trip to Galapagos Islands with National Geographic expeditions, along with a whopping $50,000 in scholarship funding and prizes.