Planet To Be named After An Indian Girl

Lincoln Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute has decided to name minor planet after Sahiti for her performance in ISEF Competition

Bengaluru: Bengaluru girl by name Sahithi Pingali got a golden opportunity after she was honoured by Lincoln laboratory in ISEF, which is one of the World’s largest pre-college Science competitions. Her name will be titled to a minor planet in the Universe after she stood second out of 2000 finalists.

Her paper with a title” An Innovative Crowd Sourcing Approach To Monitoring Fresh water Bodies’ won three special awards. The category she won the awards was related to Earth and Environment Science.

“I never expected this, I was expecting one award at least. But still i cant believe that a planet is going to be named after me” She said after winning prizes.

Sahithi also won gold medal at International Sustainable World Engineering Energy Environment Project Olympiad at Houston, USA.

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