Hyderabad, May 7: Nine of the country’s brightest students will represent India at the 2011 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest high school science research competition, global chip maker Intel said in a press release. The students, from different parts of the country, were selected, as they are the winners of the national India Initiative for Research & Innovation in Science (IRIS) competition.
Intel ISEF 2011, a program of Society for Science & the Public, comes to Los Angeles next week. Intel ISEF 2011 offers these students an opportunity to come together to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge projects along with the best young minds in the world. The opening ceremony is scheduled on Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 a.m. IST where Jeffrey Katzenberg,
More than 1,500 high school students selected from 443 affiliate fairs in 65 countries, regions and territories will share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research and inventions, and compete for more than $4 million in awards.
The Indian contingent to Intel ISEF 2011 this time comprises of students from different parts of the country. All these students were selected for Intel ISEF 2011 based on their creative ability and scientific thought, as well as the thoroughness, skill, and clarity shown in their projects.
From India, Akansha Verma and Abhishek Khanna (New Delhi), Raghavendra Ramachanderan (Chennai), Manosij Ghosh Dastidar (Kolkata), Hetal Vaishnav and Ankur Vaishnav (Rajkot), Diksha Gupta (New Delhi), Pramoda N.V. and Bhargava C.S. (Puttur) will showcase their projects at the fair.
This year’s finalists’ research projects include such topics as earthquake detection, oil spill cleanup, energy-efficient wind turbine technology, response technology for natural disasters such as tsunamis, Alzheimer’s research, and alternative chemotherapy treatments.