Sahithi Pingali, a 16 year schoolgirl has raised up the bar with her exemplary research on the polluted lakes of Banguluru’s. Sahithi, studing in class 12 and a student of Inventure Academy was concerned with the polluted lake in her hometown.
Her work for Banguluru’s polluted lakes has been extensive and rewarding and that has earned her the honor of having a minor planet in the Milky Way galaxy named after her.
You Tube Video of Sahithi Pingali Rewarded For Her Extensive Reseach on Polluted Lake Sin Bengaluru
Sahithi Pingali won the Gold Medal at the ISWEEEP (The International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering & Environmental Project) and won three major awards in addition to winning the second price at ISEF ( Intel International Science and Engineering Fair), which was held in Los Angles. The awards were given for an app-based system. She developed an app to monitor water bodies. Her app helps people to easily gather water testing data and understand it. The mobile-based app works with electronic sensors and test strips and lets the user collect physical and chemical parameters of a water sample. A color recognition and mapping software built into the app captures the color of the test strip to indicate the extent of contamination in water. This crowd sourced data is then uploaded onto a cloud platform. She calls her app a “water health map”.
Her father Gopal Pingal said, “No one in the family has achieved something like this to make the country proud. She has put our name in the sky”.
Currently, she is pursuing an internship at the University of Michigan’s Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Center.
We wish her the very best and hope that she continues to make India and the Scientific community proud.