9 Indian Students Among YouTube’s Space Lab Finalists

Among the sixty finalists of YouTube Space Lab, a global science competition for 14-18 year-olds nine of them are from India.

YouTube Space Lab received thousands of  video submissions from more than 80 countries, entrants not only described their science experiment ideas via video, but demonstrated and animated the procedures they were submitting.

The U.S. led with 10 finalists, followed by India with nine.  Rounding out the top five countries in terms of total submissions are Poland, Canada, and Spain.  U.S. finalists hail from states including California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Vermont.

The Nine Indians

Bhoomika Agarwal and Shruthi C – India
Mohit Singhala – India
Nesar M.N. – India
Kavin Sundar Nath – India
Sachin Kukke – India
Shri Shankari – India
Megha Sharma and Karan Sapolia Sharma – India

Abhishek Shastry and Animesh Shastry – India
Nitya Raju – India

YouTube community will be invited to judge these entries alongside a prestigious panel of judges, including renowned scientist, Professor Stephen Hawking, NASA’s Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier, NASA’s Associate Administrator of Education and former Astronaut Leland Melvin, ESA Astronaut Frank De Winne, JAXA Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and Cirque du Soleil’s founder Guy Laliberté, to determine the winners. YouTube users and the judging panel will determine 6 regional winners (2 teams from each of the 3 regions) who will travel to Washington, DC, where the global winners (2 teams from each age group) will be announced in March.

In Picture: Albert Einstein (Credit: Wikipedia)

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