Lake Warrior - Sahithi Pingali
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Behind the starry luminescence which Sahithi Pingali finds herself in today is a heart made of green gold. Her success can be attributed to her innate ability to amalgamate science, technology, civic concern and a collaborative mindset. Yet, it is apparent that all these are driven largely by her love for lakes

Sahithi Pingali, a grade 12 student from Inventure Academy, Bengaluru, won several awards at most competitions she entered in the last one year. The list is long. At The International Sustainable World Engineering Energy Environment Project) Olympiad held in Houston, (ISWEEEP) Texas, recently Sahithi Pingali won the Gold Medal for her research on ‘An Innovative Crowd sourcing Approach to Monitoring Freshwater Bodies’.

At the INTEL ISEF international finals, she won 3 special awards in addition to placing overall second in the category Earth and Environmental Sciences. ISEF is the world’s largest international high school STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) competition. Created and run by Society for Science & the Public (SSP), it has been honoring young researchers since 1950. Sponsored by Intel, ISEF this year brought together students from 78 countries.

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