Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai of Odisha won Community Impact Award at Google Science Fair

Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai, a class IX student from Damanjodi in Koraput district in Odisha won the ‘Community Impact Award’ at the prestigious Google Science Fair

This student of DPS Damanjodi developed a low-cost bio-absorbent based water purifier which uses waste corn cobs as key ingredient. She has won the award in 13-15 years age group. The winners of the fifth annual Google Science Fair were announced live from Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California. As part of this award, Lalita received 10,000 US dollars as prize money. Lalita will be further supported for one year by the organisation to build on her project.
Winners of the fifth annual Google Science Fair

Grand Prize- Olivia Hallisey (16), United States
Community Impact Award- Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai (13), India
Virgin Galactic Pioneer Award- Pranav Sivakumar (15), United States
Lego Education Builder Award- Anurudh Ganesan (15), United States
Google Technologist Award- Girish Kumar (17), Singapore
Incubator Award- Eliot Sarrey (14), France
Scientific American Innovator Award- Krtin Nithiyanandam (14), United Kingdom
National Geographic Explorer Award- Deepika Kurup (17), United States

About Google Science Fair

The Google Science Fair is an online science competition sponsored by Google, National Geographic, Galactic, Lego, Virgin and Scientific American. The competition is open for 13 to 18 years old students from all over the world. The first ever Google Science Fair award was announced in July 2011.