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May 16, 2015 17:55

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An Indian-Origin student has won the popular Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award on Friday. At the same event nine students from India have won awards in various categories.

The 18-year-old Karan Jerath has secured the prize for his work on refining a system to help protect the seas from oil-drilling disasters. He is one among the five students to win Intel and Indo-US Science and Technology Forum Visit to India Award. The group of five will have to showcase their research projects in India. They can visit leading educational and scientific institutions in India.

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (IISEF) in Pitsburgh, honours the young and high school student scientists, inventors and engineers after several rounds of screening and competitions held across the world. This Indian American from Friendswood (Texas) was given the $50,000 Young Scientist Award, the second highest prize at the IISEF.

The top prize, the $75,000 Gordon E. Moore Award, went to Raymond Wang, 17, of Canada.

Among 17 students selected for the IISEF, nine students have been awarded in various departments.


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