Intel recently concluded its International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Arizona and the Indian team bagged a total of six awards. The fair was organised by Intel and the Society for Science and the Public.
A total of 16 students in STEM sciences of from India won 3 grand awards and 3 special awards at ISEF across biotechnology, medicine, biomedical engineering and mathematics.
The students were selected as the finalists of IRIS 2016 (Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science), which featured more than 1,700 scientists from 419 affiliate fairs in 77 countries.
Suhani Sachin Jain and Divya Kranthi secured third rank in the ‘Plant Science’ category for their project on ‘Innovative Strategy using Endophytes for Effective Biocontrol of Insect Pests in Cotton.’ They bagged $1000 as prize money.
Shreyas Kapur from Modern School Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, won $5000 for his project on ‘Cellphone based Optometry using Hybrid Images.’
Arvind Krishna Ranganathan won $1000 for his project titled ‘A Deterministic Approach to the Position, Trajectory, and Collision Prediction of Particles within Bounded Two-Dimensional Environments.’
Several other participants won prizes across various categories for their projects during the event.
Intel recognised 600 finalists for their innovative research and gave away $5,000 worth prizes to 22 winners in the ‘Best of Category’ category.