A Planet will be Named after young Bengaluru Student Sahithi Pingali AchievementKarthick (Author) Published Date : Jun 13, 2017 16:26 IST National News
A Planet will be Named after young Bengaluru Student Sahithi Pingali Achievement
The 12th grade Bengaluru student Sahithi Pingali has been recognized at the universal level for her new study about polluted lakes in the Bengaluru city. A student at Inventure Academy, Bengaluru had now become a gifted student in the country.
She had submitted reports on sewage contamination happening in lakes across the city, and lakes that have disappeared due to encroachment and unchecked urban growth. She also developed an app that can monitor the lake by the phone-camera based colour recognition and mapping software.
She was one among 2000 finalist entered in Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which is one of the world's largest and most prestigious pre college level science competitions. She was among the top 3 percent finalist and placed second in the Earth and Environment Sciences category. The Lincoln Laboratory had accepted her reports and decided to name a planet after her.
She had collected data through surveys, discussion with experts, interviews people live around the lakes. She had carried out testing of water in nine different lakes in the city. She was shocked to see the sewage contamination and pollution in lakes. She still has hopes to revive the lakes through co-ordination.
Three awards were bagged by her this time and also won several laurels for her research in the past. She wanted to further develop her research surrounding water pollution.