Some go to college and pass out with a degree. While there are other students who do work that not only showcases their talent and helps them in future endeavors but they also develop resources that make a difference to others. 20-year-old Sreshta Kosaraju happens to be a student who belongs to the second category.
During her internship at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the young student from Hyderabad developed a web-searching tool for scientists, which effectively reduced their research time from hours to hardly five minutes.
Sreshta, who is a student of KL deemed-to-be university, was tasked with data assortment when she started interning at an ISRO center in Hyderabad - (National Remote Sensing Centre, Department of Space). It was during this time that she had to scrap through 9000 online research sources and papers. This pushed her to create a web-searching tool that will help scientists save time. She developed an open-source website for this purpose.
Given the humungous task, Sreshta started work on selenium and BeautifulSoup to develop an open-source website that only showcases the essential data and eliminates unnecessary information. The third-year computer engineering student says scientists can now use the research webpage for more information. A research task that would have earlier taken 4-5 hours to accomplish is now taking only 5 minutes, shares Sreshta.
In all, Sreshta did five months of internship with ISRO and said her lecturers helped her compensate for the classes she missed due to the internship. Sreshta was born in Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, and now she has made her university proud by exploring new avenues.