Indian Student Among Google Science Fair 2011 Finalists


The Google Science Fair (GSF) is an online science competition hosted by search giant ‘Google’, GSF is open to all students aged 13 to 18 from around the world. Google Science Fair was designed to support these goals by championing young scientific talent and giving students around the world the opportunity to participate and showcase their ideas.

Among the 15 finalists across multiple countries Harine Ravichandran, a student from eleventh grade made herself into the GSF 2011 final list. The 15 Finalists will be flown out to Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA, to participate in the final judging round and awards ceremony on 11 July 2011.

Harine Ravichandran has worked on the question “Can Multi-level Inverters provide the voltage compensation,which can be connected to ac line directly without using transformers, to prevent malfunctioning of sensitive instruments?”. Here you can find out her project details.

There will be 3 finalist winners, one in each age category 13-14, 15-16, 17-18. One of of the 3 finalist winners will be selected as the Grand Prize winner.

The Grand Prize winner(s) plus one parent or guardian per winner will win an amazing 10 day trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions. Google will also offer scholarship of $50,000, split equally between team members should a team win this prize. This scholarship is intended to be used towards the finalists’ further education. Check out for more prize details here.

List of 15 Finalists in Google Science Fair 2011

Age 13 – 14
Anand Srinivasan, USA
Daniel Arnold, USA
Lauren Hodge, USA
Luke Taylor, South Africa
Michelle Guo, USA

Age 15 – 16
Dora Chen, USA
Gavin Ovsak, USA
Harine Ravichandran, India
Naomi Shah, USA
Skanda Koppula, USA

Age 17 – 18
Christopher Neilsen, Canada
Matthew Morris, USA
Shaun Lim Hsien Yang, Singapore
Shree Bose, USA
Vighnesh Leonardo Shiv, USA

Career Mitra Team Wishes Harine Ravichandran “Best of Luck” and sincerely wish her to bag the ‘Grand Prize Winner’ Award. Please share your wishes too (through the commenting system).

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