13-Year-Old Girl, Namya Impressed Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft
Editorials News | Mar-02-2020
A seventh-grader, Namya Joshi from Sat Paul Mittal School in Ludhiana loves training teachers and has been an enthusiast for making learning fun through technology.
Not only at her school but across the globe she has been helping to convert classroom lessons into interactive Minecraft sessions. Minecraft is a great platform for her and one can make them take interest in Minecraft if children do not like reading books.
Multiple Skype sessions for both teachers and students to initiate them into the use of Minecraft in classes were conducted by Namya. On 25th Feb, at the 'Young Innovators' Summit' in the capital, she met Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on stage. Leaving the Indian-origin executive impressed to his core,
Nadella told the gathering that the relationship between technology and learning, need to reinvent. Witnessing the mind of the young innovators is very interesting.
He further added that the thing which excites and inspired him from meetings with students was the scope of their ambition, the quality of their ideas, deep passion and deep empathy turning into action. And he believes that this is truly transformative and societies and economies move forward.
In Delhi NCR, the ‘Young Innovators’ Summit’ brought together over 250 students and educators.
Nadella spoke about the role that technology, over the next decade, will play in transforming the education ecosystem, outlining the opportunity students have today to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems with technology, she said this in conversation with Anant Maheshwari, President, and Microsoft India.
Pratik Mohapatra built a platform, Organ Secure, uses a classy set of machine learning algorithms to quickly match organ donors with recipients, stipulating real-time updates to people in need of a transplant.
Mohapatra told that while watching a web series that revolves around organ donation, he realized the pain and emotional trauma people go through when waiting for a transplant. He started digging deeper about the problem and spoke to doctors at leading hospitals in Bengaluru to comprehend the magnitude of the issue.
Since he was 14, a coding enthusiast, Mohapatra has been developing apps.
Taking from his experience of living in the vicinity of New Delhi, which has one of the world’s worst air qualities, four of his friends decided to use technology to tackle the problem. And they came up with Caeli, a smart anti-pollution face mask and the portable nebulizer. And both things are connected to a smartphone application via Bluetooth.
By: Suvarna Gupta
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