When 1,600 of the world’s best and brightest high school students turn their attention to scientific issues of the day, problems get solved.
At this year’s Intel ISEF, finalists explored everything from quantum theory and the nature of sub-atomic particles to the mysteries and mathematical underpinnings of the universe. Projects included potential treatments and cures for medical diseases, research on alternative fuels and environmental preservation, and the creation of gizmos and gadgets that simply enhance people’s day-to-day experiences.
Though the projects are incredibly diverse, one constant runs throughout. Each of these efforts has been inspired by curiosity, shaped through intellect, and driven with a passion for discovery.
Take a look at some of the innovations presented at Intel ISEF 2013 and be inspired.
Intel ISEF finalist Evie Sobczak creates viable algae biofuel without using chemicals in processing.
Intel ISEF finalist Easton LaChapelle develops a sophisticated, low-cost prosthetic for amputees.
Michaela Fiore examines the effect of essential oils on the viral load of the European honeybee.
India's Ishani Goomer and Bhargava Khanak develop a test strip to determine whether fruit has been naturally or artificially ripened.
Keven Stonewall's research focuses on the potential of a vaccine to prevent colon cancer.
Kai Kloepfer combines mechanical and electrical engineering to create a fingerprint lock for firearms.
Jenna Hartley discovers an herbal remedy to take on Pseudomonas A. bacteria in the cystic fibrosis lung.