Indian students won six awards at the International Science an Engineering Fair (ISEF). Intel Corporation and the Society for Science and Public in Arizona, US were the organisers of the award.
There were sixteen students from India who were part of the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
- The students who won the awards are:
Shreyas Kapur: He is from Modern School, New Delhi, he has bagged the ‘Google Thinking Big Award’. He also held the third position in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) AND Biomedical Engineering Award for his project titled ‘Cell phone based Optometry using Hybrid images’.
The project is aimed at diagnosing the eye sight of the patient using just a smart phone application which cuts down the cost from USD 13000 to a free mobile application.
- Suhani Sachin Jain:
Suhani Sachin Jain and DivyaKranthi (Centre Point School, Nagpur) have bagged the third position for their project ‘Innovative Strategy using Entophytes for Effective Bio control of Insect Pests in Cotton.
The project aims at immunizing cotton plants against insects using an entophyte called Vivalabassiana. The project aims to enhance the efficacy of this entophyte using cow dung and bio chart and applying it near the root zone.
- VasudevMalyam (Maharaja Agrasen Public School, Delhi):
He bagged the fourth position for ‘Novel Paper Sensor as a Diagnostic Test for Multiple Sclerosis’
This project aims at developing cheap and rapid test which is definite about to tell a person whether he/she has multiple sclerosis or not.
- Arvind Krishna Ranganathan ( Ecole Mondale World School, Mumbai)
He has held the second position in the event for his project ‘ Deterministic Approach to the Project Trajectory, and Collision Prediction of Particles Within the Bounded Two Dimensional Environments’
Each winner’s school also won an award of USD1000.
Sixteen Indian students were selected as finalists of the Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (2016). More than 1700 young scientists selected from 419 affiliate fairs in 77 countries featured in the IRIS.