Odisha girl Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai, a Std IX student of DPS (Delhi Public School), Damanjodi in Koraput district, has been selected to be one among the 20 finalists in Google Science Fair 2015.
The largest online competition for young scientists saw applications from thousands of kids aged 13 to 18 from 100 countries.
Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai, has come up with a simple method of using corn cobs to filter contaminants such as oxides of salts, detergents, suspended particles, dyes, oil and certain heavy metals out of water.
“If the drain pipe of the household is connected to a chamber having different layers of corn cobs in partition layers or to an S-trap pipe having corn cobs, it will separate about more than 70-80 percent of contaminants including suspended particles from the waste water,” she wrote in her proposal.
Finals will be held on 21st September 2015. The Judges for this program include Dr Adam Ruthford, Loretta Whitesides and Dr John Sotos.
There are also 2 other Indian Origin young scientists in the final. We wish all the very best and salute their efforts in making this world a sustainable place to live. We also thank their teachers, mentors, parents & friends for the support provided to them.