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2 Indian teens enter finals of the 6th annual Google Science Fair 2016

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

Make way for Shriyank and Mansha Fatima, as they are now among the 16 Global finalists for the Sixth Annual Google Science Fair 2016.

The shortlisted projects, announced on 13 August, include submissions by these two Indian students from Bangalore and Hyderabad, who will be competing for a grand prize of a scholarship of US$ 50,000.

All sixteen finalists will be travelling with their families to Mountain View, California and the winner will be announced at a ceremony on 27 September.

Shriyank, a 16-year-old student of the National Public School, Bangalore submitted his project that is titled "KeepTab: A novel way to aid memory with deep learning algorithms!"

On other hand 15-year-old Mansha Fatima, a junior at Sadhu Vaswani International School, Hyderabad focussed on creating an "Automated Water Management and Monitoring System in Paddy Fields".

"From a breathalyser test that could predict lung cancer to a carbon filter that may significantly decrease styrofoam waste, these top 16 projects from nine countries around the world, represent the brightest ideas to make things better through science and engineering", said Andrea Cohan, program lead, Google Science Fair.

--With agency inputs

First published: 13 August 2016, 1:27 IST