Rama Murthi and Sri Arivesh win prize in Genius Olympiad

July 4th, 2012 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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Syabas to these two boys!

GEORGE TOWN: Two 14-year-old students from SMK Kulim, S. Rama Murthi and R. Sri Arivesh, have done the country proud by winning a prize in the Genius Olympiad 2012 International High School Project Fair on Environment, in New York.

They won third place with their creation of an alarm system called “Neighbours Wonder”, in the competition participated by 246 students from 50 countries, which was held from June 24 to 29.

The gadget can help emergency users to ask for help from their neighbours when the wireless alarm system is installed parallel with other houses in a residential area.

Rama Murthi said the idea to develop the system was in line with the 1Malaysia concept mooted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, as it could foster the spirit of cooperation among neighbours, regardless of race.

“We spent about RM300 to create this alarm system and are proud to have won,” said Sri Arivesh.

Both were the youngest participants, compared to the others who were between 16 and 17.

source:http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/7/4/nation/11599111&sec=nation

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