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Announcing Top 20 Projects of the Initiative for Research & Innovation in Science 2017

Chosen projects to represent Team India for awards and scholarships worth over USD 4 million, at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pennsylvania

At the grand finale of the Initiative for Research & Innovation in Science (IRIS) Fair held at the Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi, Intel India, Department of Science and Technology (DST), and the Indo – U.S Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) announced the top 20 finalists of their flagship national science fair for students. The selected projects of these high school student innovators will represent India at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2018, the world’s largest pre-collegiate science fair, to be held in May next year at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A

At the three-day national fair held from November 16-18, 2017 a total of 70 projects were showcased by 102 students vying for the IRIS Grand Award. An expert jury comprising of 30 judges, including members of the IRIS Scientific Review Committee and PhD scholars from various reputed scientific institutions selected the top 20 projects.

Intel India in partnership with Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and Indo-US Science & Technology Forum hosts IRIS to promote and nurture scientific research among young Indian innovators, recognize outstanding projects in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and provide a platform to showcase them at a global stage through ISEF. Hosting students from over 78 countries, regions, and territories, ISEF will grant the most innovative independent research projects with awards and scholarships worth over USD 4 million. Over the years, Team India has won 121 awards at Intel ISEF, in the fields of biotechnology, medicine, biomedical engineering and mathematics, and 25 of them have minor planets in their name.

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