Chennai student makes a mark at ISEF 2012

Last Updated: Wed, May 23, 2012 08:58 hrs

Raghavendra Ramachanderan from Chennai has won the First Place in Grand Award for Chemistry and also the Glenn T. Seaborg Nobel Trip Prize which includes a trip to the Nobel ceremony in Sweden. This is his second award in the second year of participation at the Intel ISEF 2012 held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

7 students from India were part of the contingent that represented India at Intel ISEF, from which 6 of them came back victorious.

1. Raghavendra Ramachanderan from Chennai won

2. Saral and Nishi Paliwal from New Delhi won the Third Place Grand Award in Microbiology
3. Onkar Singh Gujaral from Kolkata won the Fourth Place Grand Award in Computer Science
4. Sindura Saraswathi from Puttur won the Second Award sponsored by Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty Foundation for Environmental Sciences
5. Gargi Pare from Ujjain won Second Award from the LANXESS Corporation in Chemistry

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair finalists are selected annually from hundreds of affiliated fairs around the world. Their projects are then evaluated onsite by more than 1,200 judges from nearly every scientific discipline, each with a Ph.D. or the equivalent of six years of related professional experience in one of the scientific disciplines. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2012 is funded jointly by Intel and the Intel Foundation with additional awards and support from dozens of other corporate, academic, governmental and science-focused organizations.

Rising student entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists from around the world were recognized as Intel Corporation and Society for Science & the Public announced the top winners of the world's largest high school science research competition, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. This year, more than 1,500 young scientists were selected to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. They were selected from 446 affiliate fairs in approximately 70 countries, regions and territories. In addition to the winners mentioned above, more than 400 finalists received awards and prizes for their groundbreaking work. Awards included 17 "Best of Category" winners who each received a $5,000 prize. The Intel Foundation also awarded a $1,000 grant to each winner’s school and to the affiliated fair they represent.