White House Science Fair Showcases Indian American Techies


By Sunita Sohrabji, India West

A seven-year-old Indian American boy was the youngest exhibitor at the fourth annual White House Science Fair May 27, and with his team presented the “Hot Car Safety System,” which aims to lessen the number of children who die annually from sitting in overheated cars.

Swapneel Mandal from John Ross Elementary School in Edmond, Oklahoma, along with two of his classmates – Ciara Newberry and Elora Johnson – designed a system which sounds off an alarm when the car becomes too hot for children or animals. Weight sensors, which respond to movement, are placed under each seat. If the inside temperature of the car gets to 100 degrees, the “Hot Car Safety System” is activated, setting off alarms and simultaneously contacting police….


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