Intel International Science and Engineering Fair: Winners

Top Honors Awarded at Intel ISEF 2015

Following a week-long celebration of science at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Intel Corporation and Society for Science & the Public announced the top award winners for 2015.

Raymond Wang, 17, Vancouver, of British Columbia, Canada, received top honors with the Gordon E. Moore Award and a USD 75,000 prize. Karan Jerath, 18, of Friendsood, Texas, and Nicole Sabina Ticea, 16, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, each received an Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award and a USD 50,000 scholarship.

In addition, more than 400 Intel ISEF competitors received scholarships and prizes for innovative research presented at the competition. This included 20 "Best of Category" winners, as well as grants to the winners' schools and their Intel ISEF-affiliated fairs.

Intel ISEF awards included more than USD 5 million in scholarships and prizes.

Gordon E. Moore Award winner

Raymond Wang, 17, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, received the Gordon E. Moore Award of $75,000 for his research on curbing disease transmission in an aircraft cabin by adjusting airflow. His project, which demonstrated a keen understanding of computational fluid dynamics and innovative prototyping, involved creating 32 simulations to track the movement of pathogens in the airflow of a Boeing 737 cabin. Wang then identified a way to alter airflow to improve the availability of fresh air by more than 190 percent, while reducing pathogen concentrations by up to 55 times, compared to conventional designs. Wang’s proposed modifications can be easily and economically incorporated into existing aircraft, saving countless lives in the event of a future pandemic. 

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Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award winners

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