The Google Science Fair 2013 included a class XI student named Srishti Asthana among the top 15 finalists, according to a statement by Google India. The student of Millennium school Mohali, Punjab, will have a chance to be taken to the Google Mountain View headquarters, U.S., on September 23rd in presenting their projects to an international panel of esteemed scientists for the final round of judging.
The Google Science Fair was started in January 2011, which is an online competition sponsored by Google, Lego, CERN, National Geographic and Scientific American. The most recent winner will receive a 10- day trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic expeditions worth $50,000 in scholarship funding.
Srishti was selected because of her project which was named 'Solar Light Assisted nanoZnO Photo Catalytic Mineralization - a Green Technique for the Degradation of Detergentsï¿½. This project in particular was chosen from amongst thousands of participants from over 120 countries. This competition is open to 12-18 year old students around the globe, who formulate a hypothesis, perform an experiment and present their results.
Srishti who is 15 years old is the only Indian student who made it to the 2013 finals. The student from Chandigarh will showcase her science project at the Google headquarters in the U.S. Her project could be the potential green method for treating wastewater containing detergent.