Venkat Sankar, rising ninth grader, is a one of only 15 global finalists in the 2013 Google Science Fair competition! The Google Science Fair is a prestigious global competition for students aged 13-18, and thousands of students from more than 120 countries participate.
Sankar was selected for his project “Ecology or Economy: Managing the Impact of Infrastructure Projects on Endangered Species,” and he was one of only 10 regional finalists in his age category from the Americas region. He then advanced to become one of only five global finalists in the 13-14 age category. There are only 15 finalists across all age groups. Sankar is now in the final round of the competition at the Google headquarters in Mountain View and that final evaluation will take place in September.
Sankar received guidance and advice from Harker middle school science teacher Daniel Sommer, who served as his mentor for this project.
There is a public voting process currently underway to select the winner of the Voter’s Choice Award and we’d love it if all Harker students and parents would check out the projects and vote for Sankar at https://www.googlesciencefair.com/en/2013/.