Three Indian-origin teens secure scholarship worth $200K in science contest for innovative research

Three Indian-origin teens secure scholarship worth $200K in science contest for innovative research

Houston :   Three Indian-origin teenagers, including identical twin sisters, in the US have bagged a total scholarship worth USD 200,000 in a science competition for their innovative research that will help doctors diagnose health problems including schizophrenia. Shriya and Adhya Beesam, 16, who are 11th grade studentsin Plano, Texas shared the USD 100,000 grand prize in the 17th annual Siemens Math, Science and Technology Competition on Tuesday for their project entitled, ‘Linked Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System: A Novel Approach to Schizophrenia Diagnosis’. Vineet Edupuganti, a senior at Oregon Episcopal School,…

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Google Science Fair: Indian-origin teen wins $50,000 scholarship

Google Science Fair: Indian-origin teen wins $50,000 scholarship

A 16-year-old Indian-origin South African teen has won a $ 50,000 scholarship at the annual Google Science Fair in the US for using orange peel to develop a cheaper “super-absorbent material” that helps soil retain water. Kiara Nirghin, a Grade 11 student at private school St Martin’s, submitted her project titled ‘No More Thirsty Crops’ which was aimed at alleviating the severe drought plaguing South Africa. Her solution to the problem of drought uses the peels from orange and avocado fruits, which were normally discarded. The Google Science Fair is…

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