Mostly Cloudy
6°CThu :Partly Cloudy. High: 6 Low: -3

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

2000px-india_fa.svg_-1911566

ISL and I-League will blend in 5 to 6 years, insights AIFF official

November-27-2014
Dubai: India’s two adversary soccer classes will blend inside five years and will be productive not long after, a senior official at
guatam-gulati-261114

Bigg Boss 8: Here are the 5 lesser known truths about birthday boy Gautam Gulati!

November-27-2014
Gauti has turned a year more established today and we are providing for you some lesser known truths about him on the
Gionee-Elife-S5.1

Gionee’s most slender cell phone Elife S5.1 dispatched in India for Rs 18,999

November-27-2014
Gionee has dispatched the Elife S5.1 in India for Rs 18,999. The S5.1 is Gionee’s slimmest cell phone and is required to
Arun-Jaitley-_-03-08

250 People Have Admitted to Having Foreign Black Money Accounts: Jaitley

November-27-2014
New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will answer today in Lok Sabha to a level headed discussion on untaxed or dark cash
Rajnath-1

Rajnath Singh To Roll Out E-visa Facility For 43 Countries

November-27-2014
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma will reveal the E-visa office for 43 nations here on Thursday. Guests
SAARC_PTI1

Disregard Pak, counter China: Modi’s South Asia system uncovers itself at SAARC

November-27-2014
  The continuous eighteenth SAARC summit in Kathmandu has given a reasonable thought of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-pronged method with respect