$50,000 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award Won by Indian American Syamantak Payra [ Current Affairs ]
The $50, 000 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award has been won by the Indian American teenager from Texas Syamantak Payra at the age of 15 years for his work in making a low-cost electronically-aided knee brace device which permits people with declining legs to be able to walk better, along with Kathy Lu (17).
- Payra had confirmed his project with two people that were left partially disabled after suffering from polio.
- His device has permitted them to walk more naturally, and better their mobility.
- After beating out 1, 700 young scientists from 419 fairs held in 77 countries around the world he had won this award.
- There were five Indian Americans out of 22 “Best of Category” winners, each of whom received $5, 000 in prize money in this edition of Young Scientist Award and they are:
- Rajeev Jha (Hawaii): Won in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category.
- Marissa Sumathipala (Virginia): Won in the Cellular and Molecular Biology.
- Swetha Revanur (California): Won in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
- Tiasha Joardar (Texas): Won in the Energy: Physical category.
- Prashant Godishala (Minnesota): Won in the Translational Medical Science.
- Intel Corporation and the Society for Science and the Public (SSP) gives this Young Scientist Award.
- And All winners were honored with the awards at the 2016 ‘Intel International Science and Engineering Fair’ held in Arizona, US.
- Published on: May 18, 2016