Congratulations to Tanmay Shankar, son of Mr. R. Shankar, Executive Vice President-India, Middle East & Africa, Ramco Systems, who has made it to the semifinals of the Google Science Fair 2011, an international online science exhibition and competition conducted by Google! His project, titled "Cutting Edge Technology", in the age group of 17 - 18 years, has been selected as one of 60 semifinalists from 7500+ entries across the globe. Tanmay has just finished his 12th standard. His project is now eligible for the People's Choice Award, by popular vote, as well as the Finals.
The following is the link to his project:
Please go through the link and vote for Tanmay. The deadline for voting closes on May 20th 2011. So, cast your votes right away!
Here is an abstract of his entry -
This research was designed to create a farm implement designed to be inexpensive, multipurpose and built from easily available resources and materials. The goal was to require little or no fuel, and make it easy to operate and maintain, efficient and environmentally friendly. This new device harvests and threshes crops. When the farmer pedals a modified bicycle, a camshaft bearing a specialized drop cam rotates. The cam raises a cutting frame to the required height. Then, the frame uses gravity to harvest crops. The design can be easily modified to tackle different varieties of crops.
Watch the video of Tanmay's project on YouTube
From Ramco, we wish Tanmay the very best!