7 Brilliant Young Indian Students who Won Awards at the Prestigious Intel Science Fair

Meet the young Indian award winners at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair who made the country proud through their amazing innovations.

“Hum Kisise Kum Naheen” is what these brilliant young Indian Schools students would like to tell the world, after winning awards at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), that was recently held in USA.

Their winning science projects ranged from “An AAC Device: Converting Breath into Speech for the Disabled” to “Plumeria Blooms for Organic Electronics”!

Team India at the 2015 ISEF opening ceremony - Pittsuburg USA

Team India at the 2015 ISEF opening ceremony – Pittsuburg USA

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The awards were given away on May 15, 2015 at a glittering ceremony held in Pittsburg, USA, the venue for this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

About the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF):

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP), is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.

Approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for approximately $4 million in prizes.

Today, millions of students worldwide compete each year in local and school-sponsored science fairs; the winners of these events go on to participate in SSP-affiliated regional and state fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend Intel ISEF.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair honors the world’s most promising student scientists, inventors and engineers. Finalists are selected annually from hundreds of affiliated fairs. Their projects are then evaluated onsite by approximately 1,000 judges from nearly every scientific discipline, each with a Ph.D. or the equivalent of six years of related professional experience in one of the scientific disciplines.

The 2015 Intel ISEF award winners from India:

1. Category: Embedded Systems – Third Award of $1,000

talk_device

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TALK – An AAC Device: Converting Breath into Speech for the Disabled
, developed by Arsh Shah Dilbagi, 17, DAV Public School, Panipat, India. Read about his invention in a TBI article here.

2. Category: Materials Science – Third Award of $1,000 & Fourth Award of $500

Team India at the 2015 ISEF with Mr. Rick Signer, Former Chief of Staff, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Team India at the 2015 ISEF with Mr. Rick Signer, Former Chief of Staff, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Photo: Facebook

Third Award – Plumeria Blooms for Organic Electronics: Ravi Pradip, 17, Dayapuram Residential School, Kozhikode, India

Fourth Award – Highly Sensitive Nano-Ferrite for Detection of Carbon Monoxide in Air: 
Aditya Bhargava, 16 and Komal S, 16, Sharada Vidyanikethana Public School, Mangalore, India.

3. Category: Plant Sciences – Fourth Award of $500

The INTEL ISEF 2015 at Pittsburg USA

The INTEL ISEF 2015 at Pittsburg, USA

Photo: student.societyforscience.org

Begonia nepalensis: An Effective Herbal Ointment against Enterobiasis 
- Mansi Aggarwal, 17, and Harshit Jindal, 14, Maharaja Agarsain Public School, Delhi, India

4. Category: Systems Software – Second Award of $1,500

Poster Congratulating Intel ISEF winners 2015 from India

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Image Processing Algorithms towards Optical Detection of 2D Nanomaterials – 
Onkar Singh Gujral, 18, La Martiniere for Boys, Kolkata, India.

Hearty congratulations to the brilliant young minds. We look forward to several success stories from them and others like them in the future too.

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About the author: Sharath Ahuja works at the Indian Institute of Science, plays badminton, billiards and snooker and is also an amateur photographer.

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