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Sataparna Mukherjee –teenager of West Bengal selected for NASA Scholarship

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Sataparna Mukherjee, an 18 year old class 12th student of West Bengal is selected by NASA for its Goddard Internship Programme to study in Goddard Institute of Space Studies.

Sataparna Mukherjee got scholarship award from NASA

Flash points

  • Sataparna Mukherjee is a class 12th student of Judes School in West Bengal
  • She belongs to a village called Madhyamgram in West Bengal
  • She is one among the top 5 elite scholars selected across the globe
  • She will leave to US in August after completion of her Board exams
  • She will get scholarship under GIP scheme
  • Apart from this, she will do her graduation, post graduation and PhD as a NASA faculty in Oxford university’s London Astrobiological centre
  • She will be a part of the research team of NASA’S Earth Science and technology development programme
  • Sataparna’s Paper on Black hole theory has gained her this laurel
  • Her paper focuses on developing a time machine using the black hole theory

Points to note

  • Her father Pradip Mukherjee is Primary school Head master
  • West Bengal CM- Mamata Banerjee