Kapil Sibal, Indian ITMinister, with Indian students who wil compete st the ISEF
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 16, 2012: Seven of the India's brightest students will represent the country at the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest high school science research competition. These students, from different parts of the country, are the winners of the national India Initiative for Research& Innovation in Science (IRIS) competition.
Intel ISEF 2012, a program of Society for Science & the Public, begins at Pittsburgh May 16. More than 1,500 high school students selected from 446 affiliate fairs in approximately 68 countries, regions and territories will share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research and inventions, and compete for more than $3 million in awards.
“We sponsor the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair to encourage millions of young innovators around the world to propel their curiosity into action,” says Praveen Vishakantaiah, President, Intel India. “The finalists gathering in Pittsburgh have the potential to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues.”
The Indian contingent to Intel ISEF 2012 this time comprises of students from Kolkata, Chennai, Ujjain, Mangalore, and New Delhi. All these students were selected for Intel ISEF 2012 based on their creative ability and scientific thought, as well as the thoroughness, skill, and clarity shown in their projects. Intel ISEF 2012 offers these students an opportunity to come together to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge projects along with the best young minds in the world.
From India, Onkar Singh Gujral (Kolkata), Raghavendra Ramachanderan (Chennai), Gargi Pare (Ujjain), Sindura Saraswati (Mangalore), Shubam Goel (New Delhi), Saral Baweja and Nishi Paliwal (New Delhi) will showcase their projects at the fair.This year, some of the research projects from other countries at ISEF 2012 include topics such as earthquake detection, oil spill cleanup, self-navigating robots, energy-generating hiking boots and alternative chemotherapy treatments.
The Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 18 2012. The top prizes awarded by the Intel Foundation include the $75,000 Gordon E. Moore Award, named for the Intel co-founder and retired chairman and CEO. Two additional top winning projects will receive Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards of $50,000 each.
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