In an effort to encourage the idea of scientific exploration among young teens, Google today announced the 16 Global finalists for the Sixth Annual Google Science Fair 2016. The shortlisted projects include submissions by two Indian students from Bangalore and Hyderabad who will be competing for a grand prize of $50,000 scholarship. All sixteen finalists will travel with their families to Mountain View and the winner will be announced at a ceremony on September 27, 2016 in Mountain view, California.
Shriyank (16 yrs) from National Public School, Bangalore submitted his project titled “KeepTab: A novel way to aid memory with deep learning algorithms!”. KeepTab is a wearable device-based solution which uses a cloud-based deep-learning framework to aid human-memory recall the location of day-to-day objects.
Mansha Fatima (15 yrs), a junior at Sadhu Vaswani International School, Hyderabad focussed on creating an “Automated Water Management and Monitoring System in Paddy Fields”. The project aims to help farmers monitor water levels in the rice paddy fields as well as automate water levels for the best possible crop yields.
“From a breathalyzer test that could predict lung cancer to a carbon filter that may significantly decrease styrofoam waste, these top 16 projects from 9 countries around the world, represent the brightest ideas to make things better through science and engineering”, said Andrea Cohan, Program Lead, Google Science Fair.
The Google Science Fair which is held annually received thousands of entries. Here’s the list of the final shortlisted projects that are bursting with the potential to change the world.