In the top 40 finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search of 2013, 10 students happen to be Indian-Americans. Out of the 1700 students competing in the competition, 300 could make it to the semi-finals and out of which 40 were sent to the final rounds and out of this, a whopping 10 students are Indian-Americans.
The 40 finalists would be battling in Washington DC from March 7th to 13th and the winner would bag absolutely $100,000.
Here are the proud ten Indian Americans:
Paulomi Bhattacharya – Cupertino
Pavan Mehrotra – Simi Valley
Sahana Vasudevan – Palo Alto
Naomi Shah – Portland in Oregon
Raghav Tripathi – Portland in Oregon
Surya Bhupatiraju – Lexington in Massachusetts
Naethan Mundukur – Louisville in Kentucky
Akshay Padmanabha – Colliverville in Tennessee
Raja Selvakumar – Alpharetta in Georgia
Mayuri Sridhar – Kings Park in New York
Wendy Hawkins, the executive director of the Intel Foundation spoke in this regard, “This year’s Intel Science Talent Search finalists are presenting a wide range of research from optimizing algae oil for biofuel to developing a new treatment for blood cancer.” He also added “It’s exciting for the future of innovation because the US needs these 40 high school seniors, and other like them, to question, explore and help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.”
The projects of the science talent search finalists included a wide range of categories including mathematics, computer science, bioengineering, physics, chemistry, space science, plant science, so on and so forth.