And Then A Planet Named Sahithi Pingali
Sahithi Pingali a 12th standard student from Bengaluru, India finished second at ICEF ( Intel International Science and Engineering Fair) one of the highest standing science and engineering competitions in the world held at Los Angeles.
Pingali developed an application for measuring pollution in lakes and submitted a research paper ‘An Innovative Crowd sourcing Approach to Monitoring Freshwater Bodies’ gathering info thru crowd sourcing.
She is currently an intern at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. The Lincoln Laboratory of Massachusetts Institute of technology which holds the privilege of naming planets has given this rarest honour to Pingali by naming a planet in the milky way galaxy after her name.