Indian Students Victory At Intel Competition A Proud Moment, Says Vaikundarajan
In a proud moment for the country, six Indian students were awarded at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the US. New Delhi’s Shreyas Kapur was declared the grand winner of “Google Thinking Big Award.”

“The event was organized by Intel Corporation and the Society for Science and the Public in Arizona. 16 students from India participated in the event winning a total of $9500 in three grand awards and 3 special awards in the fields of biotechnology, medicine and biomedical engineering and mathematics,” informs Vaikundarajan.

Shreyas Kapur’s project addresses a large and seemingly impossible problem by finding an elegant solution with broad impact. The project was titled “Cellphone-based Optometry using Hybrid Images.” Same project has also won Kapur a third position in both NASA and Biomedical Engineering Award.

The 16 Indian students were selected to attend the ISEF as finalists of the Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS) 2016. The event featured more than 1700 young scientists selected from 419 affiliate fairs in 77 countries.

$1000 grant was also awarded to each winner’s school and affiliated fair by the Intel Foundation.

“This is a very proud moment for us and shows how bright the country future is,” says Vaikundarajan as he sends his best wishes to all the participants and winners.

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