14 year old Chennai boy bags the $10,000 Google Community Impact Award

14 year old Chennai boy bags the $10,000 Google Community Impact Award
A class X boy from Chennai won a scholarship award of $10,000 for his project titled, “FishErmen Lifeline Terminal” (FELT) in the prestigious Google Science Fair 2016. Advay Ramesh’s project emphasised in helping the fishermen at Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu in terms of safety and productivity. The news article on the troubles faced by fishermen during their stay in the sea and at times being arrested by Srilankan Navy for crossing the boundary line motivated Advay to come up with this project proposal.

Advay has proposed an application software which can run on handheld devices with features like an alert on the proximity to International Maritime Boundary, tracking the travelled path, and history of catchment and a Broadcast Alert System by making use of the Global Positioning services (GPS). This award not only comes in with a $10,000 prize money but also would be providing Advay with mentoring from the Scientific American for a year to develop his idea further.
How to cite this article:
Deepa Mary Stanly. 14 year old Chennai boy bags the $10,000 Google Community Impact Award. BioLim O-Media. 22 April, 2017. 5(4).
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