Odisha Boy Naisargik Lenka reached in finals of Google Science Fair 2018-2019


New Delhi: Odisha Boy Naisargik Lenka reached in finals of Google Science Fair 2018-2019 . He is among 18 inspiring young Indian scientist make it among the Top 100; the highest among APAC region. Today Google announces the Top 100 regional finalists of the Google Science Fair 2018-2019.

Naisargik Lenka’s Project Title is Bioremediation of CR(VI) contaminated soil and water using Anabaena Cylindrica Immobilized in a polymer matrix.

Celebrating the next generation of scientists from around the world, Google today announced the top 100 regional finalists of the 2019 Google Science Fair! The global science competition inspires teens in the age group of 13-18 years to solve real-world problems with science, technology, engineering, and math. The Grand Prize winner will receive $50,000 in academic scholarship funding.

This year’s competition saw thousands of entries from more than 100 countries representing some incredibly innovative and groundbreaking ideas in science and technology, ranging from health, environment, road safety, water crisis, and even nature and wildlife protection. The entries were evaluated based on the creativity, scientific merit and potential for impact of each submission to narrow down the entries to 100 finalists globally.

From addressing health-related issues to creating more eco-friendly adhesives and fuel to making our water safe to drink, the young students from India presented novel and creative ideas. India accounted for the highest number of entries shortlisted with 18 students from India among the 32 young students from the APAC region; making it among the Top 100. All the regional finalists will receive a prize including Chromebook and goodies from Google.

Here’s a list of the young scientists from India who will compete for the winning prize of $50,000 and other rewards.

Finalists Name Project Title Link to the project
Sachin Singh An artificial Intelligence based novel mobile solution for early detection of valvular heart disorders www.googlesciencefair.com/projects/2018/7b8a1383b3af5aa357d2d4ec74bd9fa52a418f0fc3e09938d24e914aafe60c8b
A U Nachiketh Kumar and Aman K A Averrhoa Bilimbi – A natural coagulant for rubber latex www.googlesciencefair.com/projects/2018/c4ffda7e46c3aacfaa2f63a1ba60e17989ad2a08d084dd25c0738fd4d5af94ee
Lalitha Pingali POHA: Personal Oral Health Advisor with a multimodal sensor, mobile cloud application, and machine learning www.googlesciencefair.com/projects/2018/1546d89c8a702507bd3bdce4218a78888c6d6ce5b3b47537825c89032e125ed4
Rishank Kanaparti LightSafe: Making the road safer with computer vision algorithms www.googlesciencefair.com/projects/2018/42d53a689be9656b76fb5a415b2b577b773283a4e575be21b8d44938f8b00fb2
Ayush Gharat mNutrition – A software solution for diagnosing malnutrition in children under the age of 5 years www.googlesciencefair.com/projects/2018/de924a5ca7c2d92cbdf019c0540fb19c7d6b25253ca6c8d982eed827c011aec1
Lakshya Aggarwal, Shreet Aggarwal and Pranav Parashar Impact of single classroom-based peer-led organ donation education exposure on high-school students and their families www.googlesciencefair.com/projects/2018/1c0c7de988d6afb36971827ef1b7fdd851b90d34361dc7dd1247fba4d7d9b3b1
Antara Bhattacharya Understanding planet formation processes through analysis of data from single- and multi-exoplanetary systems www.googlesciencefair.com/projects/2018/5e7c8a355ebadf1f207f9e8e5238ce4f9f87d8c019f39b3ee82fd0e683a3023a
Naisargik Lenka Bioremediation of CR(VI) contaminated soil and water using Anabaena Cylindrica Immobilized in a polymer matrix www.googlesciencefair.com/projects/2018/d2af60ee67396accf17ff94e3b291539dff311ed741481fe069a8b80d8639753
Aditya Radhakrishnan Positively identifying species using convolutional neural networks and hyper networks to aid wildlife conservation efforts www.googlesciencefair.com/projects/2018/ce368347166919f124146471dc3f6d0eaafe3fbf23973fd5cca46add5d1ade3e
Satyam Thakur Clear pollution with pollutant www.googlesciencefair.com/projects/2018/4e4b31bad66b340a042dd003beb516cbc8ea6627bf9ebe9bd0bc78697bda6ff4
Ayush Kashyap A cost-effective way for increasing plant growth through increased atmospheric pressure and photonic frequency with nutrient deficiency indicator www.googlesciencefair.com/projects/2018/79ed3a41e9ae78869cff175b7c29661320a2c888a225bff04f8b050403af2f36
Manikya Verma Carbo-S Polymer:- A solution to the global water crisis (combating water pollution and facilitating better water retention in soil) www.googlesciencefair.com/projects/2018/1e9d15359631e14090be6d581901a8f6431e30b1ee034166f2dc801c2c8d733a
Aparna Ajit Gupte Management of stray dog vaccination through individual identification of stray dogs using machine learning www.googlesciencefair.com/projects/2018/57da07ff2a944949057f8dfbad4312eae50a0f20a8e3dab934d356aecfd016d0
Harsh Agrawal and Anmol Rathi Early detection of pancreatic cancer through competitive lateral-flow assays and deep learning www.googlesciencefair.com/projects/2018/1e2bf23dd1fad8110ab15c43dddaef4081c30fae2f40e613d6237f7bd049d1b6

The top 20 winners will be flown to Google’s headquarters in California in July for a celebratory finalist event and for the last round of judging. The finalists will be chosen by a panel of renowned scientists and innovators. Submissions for the latest edition of Google Science fair were accepted between September 13 to December 12, 2018. The final winner will be announced at a global event in July 2019.