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12 Brilliant Projects Selected To Represent India At Intel International Science And Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2016 In Arizona, U.S.A

Key highlights

  • 12 winners of Initiative for Research & Innovation in Science (IRIS) 2015 will represent India at the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in May 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A competing for scholarships and project support

  • IRIS 2015 reached over 3 million students and received over 2900 submissions from across the country

  • Intel India launches IRIS Abstract Book which details the history of IRIS and synopsis of all the projects showcased along with IRIS Fair 2015 App, a platform for participants to collaborate, interact and share information

At a ceremony held at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on Monday, Intel India announced the intelfinalists of the Initiative for Research & Innovation in Science 2015 (IRIS National Science Fair 2015), which aims to encourage problem-solving, research and systematic approaches through science and technology. ‘Team India 2016’ comprising of 12 selected projects from India’s next generation innovators will represent the country at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in May 2016 at Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. The event also launched the IRIS Abstract Book which details the history of IRIS and synopsis of all the projects being showcased, along with IRIS Fair 2015 App, which will serve as a one-stop platform for participants to collaborate, interact and share information around IRIS 2015.

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the IRIS National Science Fair. Organized in collaboration with the India International Science Fair (IISF) along with the other DST sponsored science initiatives of INSPIRE and I3, IRIS received over 2900 project from across the country in 2015. The final round included a total of 151 students from 49 cities, and was assessed by a panel of 30 judges.

IRIS focuses on original research based projects and creates a platform for giving equal opportunity to children from Govt. as well as Private schools to come together as part of Team India 2016 and represent India to compete against 70 countries at ISEF.

Commenting on the occasion, Debjani Ghosh, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group, Managing Director, Intel South Asia, said, “Intel is committed to STEM education, research and innovation in India. Through IRIS and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, we catalyze innovation and provide a life-changing opportunity for the students to broaden their horizons and collaborate in research programs. It is very relevant today with the ambitious program like Digital India where the role of technology and innovation will be absolutely critical. ”

Intel ISEF brings together more than 1,700 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research and compete for more than $4 million in awards and scholarships. Past winners at Intel ISEF have won plaudits for themselves and their nations, and several winners have had minor planets named after them.

The Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS) is a public private collaboration between the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, the Indo US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and Intel India which aims at empowering the next generation of innovators. With 4 national level mega-fairs – National Children Science Congress (NCSC), Science Fair by National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Jawaharlal Nehru Science Fair by National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Science Exhibition affiliated with IRIS, it has emerged as the largest research-based science fair in India. IRIS has been able to reach over 3 million students through its affiliation with other fairs. This year, the INSPIRE Awardees of 2014 were also invited to send in their projects to participate in the IRIS National Science Fair.

Appendix: List of Selected Projects

No.

Participants

Project Title

Subject

School

Region

1

Shreyas Kapur

Cellphone based Optometry using frequency filtered Hybrid Images

Medicine and Health Sciences

Modern School

New Delhi

2

Abhimanyu Kumar

Dimenoride – A Theory on study of Dimensions and Figures

Mathematics

Stepping Stones Sr. Sec. School

Chandigarh

3

Naureen Taj

Qabeera T N

Curing cotton from The Wonder Palm-Coconut

Plant Sciences

Govt.Sr.Secondary School

Kavaratti Island, Lakshadweep

4

Arvind Krishna  Ranganathan

Dynamical Analysis of the Properties of a well-defined Point Particle (Origin, Velocity, Trajectory) In A 2-Dimensional Environment

Mathematics

Ecole Mondiale World School

Mumbai

5

Parvathi Ram

A New Method for Simulation-Aided Drug Discovery using advanced docking and refolding algorithms

Cellular and Molecular Biology

National Public School

Bangalore

6

Hemant H Kumar

Cognitive Musicology: Computational Analysis of Carnatic Music using Artificial Neural Networks (ANN)

Behavioural & Social Science

Sindhi High School

Bangalore

7

Prashaant Ranganathan

Acceleration of Germination and Growth of Wheat and Barley using Aqueous Ferrofluids

Plant Sciences

Carmel Junior College School

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

8

Sagnik Majumder

Amik Mandal

Monotonicity in Random Sequences

Mathematics

Hem Sheela Model School

Durgapur, West Bengal

9

Harshit Jindal

Mahima  Yadav

Mycobacterium Indicus Pranii – A novel approach for treating Asthma

Microbiology

Maharaja Agarsain Public School

New Delhi

10

Aditya Khant

Airtouch – An application that enables Touch-Free, Sensor-Independent input for Human-Computer Interaction

Computer Science

Dhirubhai Ambani International School

Mumbai

11

Dhriti Gaur

Pushkar Mandal

Controlling Epigenetic induced diseases through histone modification using natural products  as Epigenetic Controllers

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Maharaja Agarsain Public School

New Delhi

12

Aditya Bhargava

Nature derived green materials as Optical Switches for protection of Optical Lenses

Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering

Vidya Mandir

Bangalore

 

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