New York: Several Indian as well as Indian-origin students have emerged victorious in Intel’s prestigious science and engineering fair, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.
Students from all across the world participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), organized by Society for Science & the Public in partnership with the Intel Foundation in Phoenix. Student winners are 9th through 12th graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2016 by winning a top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair.
In the biomedical engineering category, 17-year old Shreyas Kapur of Modern School Barakhamba Road, New Delhi won the third award of USD 1,000 for his work on cellphone based optometry using hybrid images.
Suhani Sachin Jain, 15, and Divya Kranthi, 16, from Centre Point School in Nagpur won the third prize of USD 1,000 for their work in innovative strategy using endophytes for effective biocontrol of insect pests in cotton.
Vasudev Malyan, 18, of Maharaja Agarsain Public School, New Delhi won the third prize in the Translational Medical Science category for a novel paper sensor as a diagnostic test for multiple sclerosis.
Apart from these students from India, several Indian-origin students from the US and Australia won in Intel ISEF.
Swetha Revanur, 17, of Evergreen Valley High School, San Jose, California won the Dudley R Herschbach SIYSS Award. The SIYSS is a multi-disciplinary seminar highlighting some of the most remarkable achievements by young scientists from around the world. She won for a machine learning framework for multi-omics discovery and characterisation of gene co-alterations impacting disease.
Rajeev Jha, 18, President of the Theodore Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, Hawaii won three awards at the competition. He won in the trip to EU contest for biochemical characterization and imaging of arc: ‘Insights into Neurodegeneration and Alzheimer’s Development’.
He also won two awards in the behavioral and social sciences category, including the Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of USD 5,000.