Intel Fair | 11 Indian Engineering Students to represent at ISEF 2012
Mumbai , November: 11 of India’s next generation innovators have been selected at the Initiative for Research & Innovation in Science (IRIS) 2011 to represent India at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2012 to be held at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from May 13-18, 2012.
The winning projects and innovations were selected from a range of diverse disciplines including, Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Behavioral Science, Botany, Chemistry and Environmental Science. The winners were announced by Ashutosh Chadha, Director, Corporate Affairs group, Intel South Asia and K.K. Sharma, IAS, Advisor to Administrator UT Chandigarh on behalf of P.K.Bansal, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India.
IRIS is a partnership between the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Intel and CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) to foster research-based thinking in students.
Winners of IRIS :
Onkar Singh Gujral>La Martinere For BoysKolkata, West Bengal
Shubham Goel> DPS R.K. PuramNew Delhi
Yashendra Shukla> Amity International School, SaketNew Delhi, New Delhi
Ravi Raja> Kendriya VidyalaDelhi, Delhi
Raghavendra Ramachanderan> St. Johns International Residential SchoolChennai
Gargi Pare> St Mary’s Convent Sr Secondary SchoolUjjain, Mdhya Pradesh
Sindura Saraswathi> Vivekananda English Medium High School Mangalore, Karnataka
Nikhil RavishankarApurva Joshi> St.Joseph’s High SchoolMysore, Karnataka
Saral BawejaNishi Paliwal> Maharaja Agarsain Public School, Ashok Vihar, Phase 4Delhi, New Delhi
A total of 103 projects were showcased at IRIS 2011, including a range of solutions in the fields of physical and life sciences, mathematics, engineering, and social sciences. The scientific direction of IRIS was provided by various national labs and universities as TIFR, NPL, IISC and HBCSE, whose scientists also judged the competition and selected the winners.
IRIS 2011 celebrates its 12th year of competition. The initiative is the merger of Intel’s “Intel Science Talent Discovery Fair” and DST’s “Steer the Big Idea” event. The primary objective of IRIS is to promote and nurture science and scientific research amongst the young Indian innovators in secondary and higher secondary schools. This is done by recognizing and rewarding outstanding research based projects. To date, the Indian entries at ISEF have received 73 awards in total across different categories.