Los Angeles, California, May 06, 2011
: 9 Indian students from different parts of the country, winners of the India Initiative for Research & Innovation in Science (IRIS) will represent India at the 2011 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The world’s largest high school science research competition, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2011, a program of Society for Science & the Public, comes to Los Angeles next week. More than 1,500 high school students selected from 443 affiliate fairs in 65 countries, regions and territories will share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research and inventions, and compete for more than $4 million in awards.
From India, Akansha Verma and Abhishek Khanna (New Delhi), Raghavendra Ramachanderan (Chennai), Manosij Ghosh Dastidar (Kolkata), Hetal Vaishnav and Ankur Vaishnav (Rajkot), Diksha Gupta (New Delhi), Pramoda N.V. and Bhargava C.S. (Puttur) will showcase their projects at the fair. Apart from them more than 1,500 high school students selected from 443 affiliate fairs in 65 countries, regions and territories. A full listing of finalists is available at
“Via a global network of local, national and regional science fairs, this competition encourages roughly 6 million students worldwide to explore their curiosity for how the world works and develop solutions to help solve the global challenges of the future,”
said Praveen Vishakantaiah President, Intel India
. “The finalists gathering in Los Angeles next week represent the best of the best and will serve as the world’s future innovators and leaders.”
The opening ceremony is scheduled on Monday, May 9 at 7 p.m. PT/ Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 a.m. IST where Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, will keynote the opening ceremony, which will celebrate the achievements of the young scientists from around the world that are gathered in Los Angeles for the competition.
“The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair provides an opportunity for the best young scientists from around the globe to share ideas and showcase their cutting-edge science projects,” said
Ashutosh Chadha, Director - Corporate Affairs Group, Intel South Asia
. “By inspiring and rewarding young scientists, this program, now in its 62nd year, will help the next generation usher in new solutions to global challenges, which are vital to our common future.”
There is a Public Day on Thursday, May 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. PT/ Thursday, May 12 from 10:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. IST where the public are invited to meet with finalists as they display, describe, and answer questions about their award-winning research. This year’s finalists’ research projects include such topics as earthquake detection, oil spill cleanup, energy-efficient wind turbine technology, response technology for natural disasters such as tsunamis, Alzheimer’s research, and alternative chemotherapy treatments. Interviews with select Intel International Science and Engineering Fair finalists will be live streamed from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. PT/ 10:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m. IST at
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The Awards Ceremony is scheduled on Friday, May 13 from 9 a.m.- noon PT/ Friday, May 12 from 9:30 p.m. – midnight IST where the winners will be announced. The top prizes include the $75,000 Gordon E. Moore Award given by the Intel Foundation in honor of the Intel co-founder and retired chairman and CEO. Two additional top winning projects will receive Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards of $50,000 each; more than $4 million total prizes are also up for grabs.
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