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An Indian boy has won the world’s largest pre-college science competition in the US in the environmental engineering category for his project on biodegradation of pesticides. Prashant Ranganathan is a student of Carmel Junior College in Jamshedpur.

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Highlights:

  • Prashant Ranganathan has emerged winner in the world’s largest pre-college science competition in the environment engineering category
  • Prashant Ranganathan, a 12th grader from Jamshedpur
  • Over 20 high school students from various parts of India
  • Participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
  • Prashant project will actually help farmers in biodegrading the pesticide which is plaguing the country
  • He was declared winner in the environmental engineering category at this years
  • Four Indian-Americans received top awards in various categories

    • Indian American Pratik Naidu has won an award in the category of computational biology and bioinformatics.
    • Other Indian-American winners include Adam Nayak who has won in earth and environmental sciences
    • Karthik Yegnesh in Mathematics
    • Rahul Subramaniam in the microbiology category
  • More than 1700 students from across the world participated in the week-long event
  • Prashant who bagged the coveted award for his innovation for fighting against pesticide and getting rid of its side effects through biodegradable use
  • In almost all the states, like

    • Uttar Pradesh
    • Punjab
    • Haryana
    • Bihar
    • Jharkhand

Intel International Science Award

  • A week-long celebration of science at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Los Angeles, California, Intel Corporation and Society for Science & the Public announced the top award winners for 2017

  • Ivo Zell, 18, of Lorch, Germany, received top honors with the Gordon E. Moore Award and a USD 75,000 prize
  • Amber Yang, 18, of Winter Park, Florida, and Valerio

    Pagliarino

    ,

    17, of Castelnuovo Calcea, Italy, each received an Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award and a USD 50,000 scholarship
  • More than 400 Intel ISEF competitors received scholarships and prizes for innovative research presented at the competition.
  • This includes 20 “Best of Category” winners, as well as grants to the winners’ schools and their Intel ISEF-affiliated fairs.
  • 1,700 winners of local, regional, state, and national competitions—are invited to participate in this week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math

- Published/Last Modified on: May 26, 2017

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