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Chennai boy Advay Ramesh wins Google Community Impact Award- Asia

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Mumbai:  Google has announced the winner of the Community Impact Award winner from Asia during its Google Science Fair Regional – Asia programme. The winner was  Advay Ramesh, who is from Chennai, used science and engineering to make his community better by creating a mobile GPS to keep fishermen safe from invisible maritime boundary lines.

The winner was selected out of the thousands of projects from over 107 countries in Google Science Fair Regional programme. The judges selected the Top 100 ideas selected by the judges, including 14 projects from students across India.

Fourteen-year old Advay has developed an easy-to-use GPS system to send alerts when sailors approached maritime borders or when better fishing was available in another area. His innovation has helped local Rameswaram fishermen to stay safe at sea and not to cross an International Maritime Boundary line which was impossible for them to see. Also the system can also alert fishermen to dangerous weather conditions, so they can steer clear. Advay’s invention is suitable and compatible in any type of handheld mobile device.

Advay especially loves math and science and hopes to study engineering at a top college so he can work on technology products one day.

“The 100 Regional Finalists who are selected on Google Science Fair Regional stage will compete to become one of the 16 Global Finalists, who will join at Google HQ Mountain View on 27 September 2016 for our sixth annual Awards Celebration.” said a Google spokesperson.  The names of the 16 Global Finalists will be announced on 11 August 2016. The Google Science Fair is a global online science and engineering competition open to individuals and teams from ages 13 to 18.

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