Google India Head (Products) Lalitesh Katragadda told reporters that, an 16 year old Rohit Fenn and Raghavendra Ramachandran (17) qualified for the final round from Bangalore, while Summit Singh (14) has made it from Lucknow. Another finalist is 17 year old Yamini Naidu, an Indian Origin American, he added.
The three Indian students will fly along with 12 other finalists to Google's headquarters in California in July to present their projects to the panel of judges and complete for prizes that include USD 100,000 in scholarship funds, a trip to the Galapogos Islands and more, said Katragadda.
He also added that, Raghavendra Ramachandran, also from Bangalore, won a place in the final 15 with a project that involves re-converting the partially oxidized (Alcohols) into usable, including Sumit Singh, from Lucknow, designed a low-cost Vertical Multi-Level Farm, which could be used by small farmers to increase crop yield in agriculture and horticulture.
And about Yamini he said, the project is about creating a homology model of a human receptor protein using a computer modelling programme. Well, this is very interesting that 3 among the 15 finalists are from the INDIAN Origin.