New York, May 26:Indian students have showsn their excellence again! A team of 16 students from India won six awards at the the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). New Delhi's Shreyas Kapur was declared the grand winner of the "Google Think Tank Award".
Organised by Intel Corporation and the Society for Science and the Public in Arizona this month, the team won a total of $9,500 in three grand awards and three special awards in the field of biotechnology, medicine, biomedical engineering and mathematics.
Shreyas, a student of the Modern School at Barakhamba Road, won the award for the "project that addresses a large and seemingly-impossible problem, by finding an elegant solution with broad impact".
His project titled "Cellphone-based Optometry using Hybrid Images" won him the third position in both the Biomedical Engineering and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) award.
Arvind Krishna Ranganathan from Ecole Mondiale World School in Mumbai won the second position for his project titled "Deterministic Approach to the Position, Trajectory, and Collision Prediction of Particles within Bounded Two-Dimensional Environments".
Two students from Centre Point School in Nagpur- Suhani Sachin Jain and Divya Kranthi won the third award in plant sciences for developing Innovative Strategy using Endophytes for Effective Biocontrol of Insect Pests in Cotton".
The fourth position was bagged by Vasudev Malyan of Maharaja Agarsain Public School in Delhi for his translational medical science for the development of a "Novel Paper Sensor as a Diagnostic Test for Multiple Sclerosis".
The 16 students were selected to attend the ISEF as finalists of the Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS) 2016, which featured more than 1,700 young scientists from 419 affiliate fairs in 77 countries.
Each winner's school was also awarded a grant of $1,000 and also to the affiliated fair they represented.