Age – 15
District – Lucknow.
As Thomas Alva Edison said, “If there’s a way to do it better – find it.” This quote has inspired Nilay since he was 10 years old, driving him to create projects which make human lives better. An avid robotics enthusiast trying to innovate with new products, he has learned rapidly since the Information boom of the 200s and is right at the forefront of technical know-how. His first project was AMRO (Amphibian Rover) which was a remote-controlled robot equipped with a crane and having the abilities of working on both, land and water, thus able for use as safety vehicles in coastal areas.
He recently built a quadcopter or drone for aerial photography along with his team which was funded by his school. The drone features a 12MP camera capable of shooting videos at 1080p. This drone was a just a step towards the bigger project he has in mind which is to modernise agriculture through drones. These drones can be used to spray water and other liquid nutrients required by crops to make agriculture more efficient. He has already started working on a prototype and we wish him the best of fortune in his endeavours.
Age – 14
District – Lucknow.
In 2013, she invented the Posture Correcting Chair and the National Innovation Foundation awarded her the prestigious IGNITE National Award by the hands of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. She also participated in a lot of other state-level and Inter-School science model-making and quiz contests, such as Exotech, Aquasaver and Brain quiz. In 2014, she was nominated for the POGO Amazing Kids Awards. In 2015, she took part in the Google Science Fair under her project titled: System to cleanse the Environment using Adsorbents. In 2016, she was awarded the 9th Biennial Award by our president, Dr. Pranab Mukherjee.
She actively takes part in I-genius scholarships and was ranked 41st nationally in Mathematics in the Indian Intelligence Test. She has written reports on artificial intelligence and stellar energy and made projects on magnetism, harvesting energy from space and hurricanes and is currently working on a mobile phone app development. She is fluent in French, English, Hindi and is currently learning Urdu and Japanese.