Advay Ramesh is Asia winner of Google Community Impact Award
On Tuesday,Google India announced the winner of Google Community Impact Award,part of Google Science Fair 2016.
Among thousands of Projects from over 107 countries,a 14-year-old boy from Chennai Advay Ramesh bagged the prestigious award from Asia.
Advay’s project was on ‘FishErmen Lifeline Terminal (FELT)‘ which won him $10,000 in funding and a year-long mentorship from Scientific American to further help develop his winning project.
This project is about to enhance the fishermen safety and productivity using Global Positioning Services (GPS).
Advay is a student of National Public School,Chennai and studies in 10th standard has also been shortlisted as one of the top 20 finalists to compete for a Grand Prize worth $50,000 in scholarship. After winning the award, Advay said “Winning the Google Community Impact Award means a lot to me, it would help me learn more and develop my idea further,”.
A Google spokesperson said “Young minds are inventive, thoughtful, and determined to try things that other people think are impossible. It’s imperative for us to support and encourage these young people to explore and challenge the world around them through scientific discovery. Through the Google Science Fair, we want to encourage and support the next generation of scientists and engineers,”
Among thousands of ideas across the globe,Google selected Top 100 ideas which includes 14 ideas from Indian Students.Out of which top 16 finalists will join Google in Mountain View on September 27 for their sixth annual Awards Celebration.You could visit this web for checking out about the rest 100 Finalists and their ideas on Google Science Fair 2016.