14 Indian diaspora students selected for US science contest


New York: This year total fourteen Indian diaspora students are selected to participate at the Intel Science Talent Search Competition. To win prizes worth $1 million students have to show their talents in high-level projects which include complex mathematical theories and cancer vaccines.

They are among the 40 US high school students who made it to the finals of the competition sponsored by Intel Corporation and conducted by the Society for Science & the Public.

Announcing finalists chosen from among 300 semi-finalists from across the nation Wednesday, the president of the society, Maya Ajmera, said, “Finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search are the innovators of the future.”

“Their research projects range from highly theoretical basic research to innovative practical applications aimed at solving the most vexing problems,” she added.
Last year two Indian-Americans won second place medals and two others, third place medals in the competition.

The finalists will travel to Washington in March for the competition that will award a total of more that $1 million in prizes from the Intel Foundation.

The previous winners of the Science Talent Search competition include 12 Nobel laureates, two Fields Medals awardees and 18 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellows.(IANS)

The ratio of Indian students is encouraging for the community.(IANS)