Bangalore: Rashmi Parvathi K, 17, a girl from Puttur in Karnataka, is all set to go to the U.S. with her innovative science project that may lead to a discovery in medicine.
Her project was chosen for the prestigious International Science Project Competition of International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad (ISWEEP) in Houston, Texas from May 8. Rashmi is among four students selected from India.
Her father was quoted by TOI saying the project titled ‘Salt from Coconut Palm Petiole’ is a remedy for skin ailments developed by Rashmi with the guidance of her mentor Shankara Bhat Badanaje. It also won her the gold medal and first grand award at the Indian Science and Engineering Fair - Puttur micro fair. He added that "The project was selected for a national competition and then she qualified for the international event."
Rashmi has also earlier won national honors by producing antidandruff shampoo using herbs and got the second rank in SSLC. The master mind has earlier presented five science projects at the IRIS national competitions and has attended numerous science camps and won almost a dozen prizes at national and state level.
Rashmi Parvathi said, "My ambition is to become a scientist."