Young innovators from India hog limelight in Intel fair in US

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015,21:14 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Bengaluru | In all 17 teenaged innovators from India put up a brilliant show at the highly-rated Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) held in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA from 10-15 May, bagging five grand awards and six special awards.
These young innovators represented Team India at this year’s The Intel ISEF were Arsh Shah Dilbagi from DAV Public School, anipat, Onkar Singh Gujral from La Martiniere for Boys School in Kolkata, Ravi Pradip, Mansi Aggarwal, Harshit Jindal and others.
Arsh won the first awards and from the American Intellectual Property Law Association and Patent and Trademark Office Society respectively. He was also awarded an Intel ISEF Third Grand Award in the Embedded Systems category. The American Psychological Association also gave him a pirze for his ‘Breath into Speech for the Disabled’.
Onkar Singh Gujral from La Martiniere for Boys School in Kolkata won a First Award from the Association for Computing Machinery, and an Intel ISEF Second Grand Award in the Systems Software category for his project Image Processing Algorithms towards Optical Detection of 2D Nanomaterials.
An Intel ISEF Third Grand Award went to Ravi Pradip from the Dayapuram Residential School in Kerala for his project Plumeria Blooms for Organic Electronics! in the Materials Science category.
In the Plant Sciences category, Maharaja Agarsain Public School Delhi’s Mansi Aggarwal and Harshit Jindal received the Intel ISEF Fourth Grand Award for their project Begonia nepalensis: An Effective Herbal Ointment against Enterobiasis. Also winning the Intel ISEF Fourth Grand Award of Aditya Bhargava and Komal S from Sharada Vidyanikethan Public School, Mangalore, for their Materials Science project Highly Sensitive Nano-Ferrite for Detection of Carbon Monoxide in Air, an Intel release said here today.
Certificate of Honorable Mentions went to Aditya Ashish Bhople from Narayana Vidyalayam, Nagpur for his project Autoreader: A Wearable Assistant for the Visually Impaired in the Embedded Systems category, as well as Dhirubhai Ambani International School Mumbai’s Abhimanyu Pallavi Sudhir for his project A Generalisation of the Determinant to Rectangular Matrices: Implications in Gauge Theory in the Math category.
The 2015 marked 15 years of Indias participation at Intel ISEF, and the largest ever Indian team comprising of 30 young innovators. 17 of these young innovators showcased 12 innovative projects and ideas at the event, spanning a range of topics from wearable technology to big data analytics to renewable energy.
Over 1,700 finalists from over 70 countries, regions and territories, at the worlds largest pre-college science competition, vied for the top slots at Intel ISEF.