Intel Science Fair 2016: Indian students win six awards

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Six students from India won prestigious awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

Students from different parts of the world took part in the Intel fair 2016 organised at Arizona recently in US. The Intel fair is popular as the largest international pre-college science competition in the world.

Students, who bagged the prizes were from 9 and 12 grades. They had also earned several credits at local, regional, state or national science fair.

According to Zee News, Indian team of 16 students won a total of $9,500 in three grand awards and other three special awards in the fields of biotechnology, medicine, biomedical engineering and mathematics.

Intel Science Fair: Indian students win Awards

Here is the list of awardees

Name of Student School Stream Award
Shreyas KapurModern School, Barakhamba Road, New DelhiCellphone-based optometry using hybrid images1. Google Thinking Big Award - $ 1,000
2. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Biomedical Engineering award 
 Suhani Sachin JainCentre Point School, NagpurInnovative Strategy using Endophytes for Effective Biocontrol of Insect Pests in Cotton in plant sciencesThird Award
Divya KranthiCentre Point School, NagpurInnovative Strategy using Endophytes for Effective Biocontrol of Insect Pests in Cotton in plant sciencesThird Award 
Vasudev MalyanMaharaja Agarsain Public School, DelhiNovel Paper Sensor as a Diagnostic Test for Multiple Sclerosis in translational medical scienceFourth Award

The 16 Indian students were shortlisted as finalists of the Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS) 2016. Over 1,700 young scientists participated in the event; they were selected from 419 affiliate fairs in 77 countries.

Each winner's school and the affiliated fair were awarded $1,000 grant by the Intel Foundation.

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