Mostly Cloudy
28°CTue :Partly Cloudy. High: 31 Low: 22

Punjab girl in finals of Google Science Fair

Punjab girl in finals of Google Science Fair

Ludhiana: Chandigarh girl Srishti Asthana has been named among the top 15 finalists of the Google Science Fair, 2013. The 15-year-old girl, who in class XI is a student of science Stream from Millenium School in Mohali.

Srishti will showcase her project at the Google headquarters in the US, which could be potential green method for treating waste water laced with detergents.

The idea for the project ticked her during a school field trip to a textile industry in Ludhiana when she noticed the terrible state of industry’s waste disposal causing water pollution.

Speaking to an English daily, Srishti said, “As a part of a field trip, I went to Ludhiana last year and was taken aback to see how the dyes from the textile industries got drained out in the water bodies, thus polluting it. On querying from an owner on how they treated the water before draining out, he counter questioned me on whether do we treat the detergent water before draining that out. The question triggered an idea in me of doing the same.”

“I created a method where the solar light and nano particles of zinc oxide are used to treat detergent water. It is purely a green technique and environment-friendly,” she added.

Srishti, who wishes to persuade a career in “pure sciences”, will be flown to Google’s Mountain View headquarters in the US on September 23 to present her project for the final round, which will be judged by an international panel of esteemed scientists. The grand prize will get a ten-day trip to the Galapagos Islands, $50,000 in scholarships, and more.

The Google Science Fair is an online competition. It was first started in 2011 and is open to students in the age groups of 13-18 to widen science projects and share their findings.

 

Top Stories

AAP_Confrence1_ShrutiDhapola

Delhi: BJP, Congress running away from fresh Assembly polls, says AAP

July-21-2014
New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday claimed that BJP was “running away” from fresh elections in the national capital and also
katju

Parties question timing of Katju’s charges, demand probe into allegations

July-21-2014
New Delhi: Markandey Katju’s charges that three ex-Chief Justices of India had compromised in giving extension and elevation to an additional judge
x21-sanjusamson-cl-600.jpg.pagespeed.ic.4mBiJ-RME7

India A lose to Australia A

July-21-2014
DARWIN, July 20 (PTI): Sanju Samson’s valiant 81-run knock was overshadowed by Kane Richardson’s five-wicket haul as India A today lost by
Alia_Bhatt_at_the_DVD_launch_of_'Highway'_(cropped)

Alia Bhatt signs Shaandar; pairs up with first love Shahid Kapoor

July-21-2014
Alia Bhatt has signed Vikas Bahl’s Shaandar and will pair up with Shahid Kapoor, who is claims was her first love at
iphone5sbeatsgalaxys5insalesdominatesmarketh_1405936545_980x457

iPhone 5s Beats Galaxy S5 In Sales, Dominates Market

July-21-2014
Things are not going as expected for smartphone maker Samsung. Galaxy S5 was hailed as being the coin of fortune for Samsung,
1396984570-388

Markets end higher led by RIL on robust Q1 earnings

July-21-2014
Markets gained for the fifth straight session on Monday amid encouraging first quarter earnings from index heavyweights Reliance Industries and HDFC. Meanwhile,