Science Fair Rock Star: Nishita Belur
One of the things I love about reading about these Google Science Fair projects is seeing the these kids' intense curiosity about how things work and how they can apply what they have learned to the objects around them and in the process learn even more. It's endlessly fascinating for me how they will take a principle they learn about in class and look for ways to use it to understand the world around them, and then look for ways to improve it.

Nishita Belur was curious about how sheet metal is inspected for use in manufacturing, and shocked to learn that production facilities still rely on a simple visual inspection for dents and scratches. So she had the bright idea of using a laser to test the surface of a piece of sheet metal to find any scratches or dents.

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