Monday, June 30

Young Indian Achievers

BHUSHAN MAHADIK (16, Expertise Physical Chemistry) a student of Father Agnel Junior College, Vashi. His synthesis of nanotubes used in capacitors from vegetable oils won him four awards in the Intel sponsored International Science & Engineering Fair 2003 in Cleveland.In the same event MATHILI DAVE (16, Expertise in Medicine), a student of Srimati Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane won two awards for her research on use of coconut flowers to stop uterine bleeding. The dua has planned a great scientific future for themselves, Maithili wants to go in for bio-chemistry and genetics, Bhushan is plannin gfor chemical engineering or research. Maithili has even filed for a patent, while Bhushan is in the planning stage.

On the other hand : A IIT STUDENT DESIGNS A WHEELCHAIR THAT CAN CLIMB STAIRS - RAJAT SHAIL SINGH (26, Master of Design - Product Design), a student of Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at IIT, Mumbai has designed ASCENDER, a wheelchair that can negotiate the stairs. The estimated cost is Rs.10,000 to Rs.15,000 very cheap and cost effective as compared to the foreign motorised wheelchairs which are very expensive. Cheers!