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    20 November 2011


    The students will be eligible to represent India at Intel ISEF 2012
    11 of India’s next generation innovators have been selected at the Initiative for Research & Innovation in Science (IRIS) 2011 to represent India at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2012 to be held at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from May 13-18, 2012. The winning projects and innovations were selected from a range of diverse disciplines including, Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Behavioral Science, Botany, Chemistry and Environmental Science.  The winners were announced by Ashutosh Chadha, Director, Corporate Affairs group, Intel South Asia and Shri. K.K. Sharma, IAS, Advisor to Administrator UT Chandigarh on behalf of Shri P.K.Bansal, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India.

    IRIS is a partnership between the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Intel and CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) to foster research-based thinking in students.

    Winners of IRIS 2011

    Project Name
    School and City
    Computer Science
    Detection Of Presence And Extent Of Malignant Tissues And Other Internal Abnormalities By Image Processing And Image Analysis
    Onkar Singh Gujral
    La Martinere For Boys
    West Bengal
    On The Properties Of Periods Of Primes And Their Relations With Repunit Sequences
    Shubham Goel
    DPS  R.K. Puram
    New Delhi
    Magical Brainz-The Game
    Yashendra Shukla
    Amity International School, Saket
    New Delhi, New Delhi
    A New Kind Of Wind Turbine
    Ravi Raja
    Kendriya Vidyala
    Delhi, Delhi
    Photoredox Catalysis - Molecules as Energy Tanks
    Raghavendra Ramachanderan
    St. Johns International Residential School
    Nano Zerovalent Iron - The Solution for Color Waste Water Remediation
    Gargi Pare
    St Mary's Convent Sr Secondary School
    Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
    Environmental Science
    Bio Pesticide For The Control Of Helopeltis Antonii In Cocoa Plant
    Sindura Saraswathi
    Vivekananda English Medium High School
    Mangalore, Karnataka
    Behavioral Science
    Teen Twits: Effects Of Social Networking Sites, Virtual Worlds, Text Messaging On Behavioral And Language Skills Of Teenagers
    Nikhil Ravishankar
    Apurva Joshi
    St.Joseph’s High School
    Mysore, Karnataka
    Production Of Bio-Fertilizer, Bio-Fungicide And Bio-Soil Enhancer By Action Of Bacillus subtilis On Bones.
    Saral Baweja
    Nishi Paliwal
    Maharaja Agarsain Public School, Ashok Vihar, Phase 4
    New Delhi
    “I take this opportunity to congratulate ‘the young geniuses’ who made their mark in science and innovation at IRIS 2011. In today’s global environment, it is essential to encourage original thought and enrich the quality of human capital to build a pipeline of talent in India,” said Shri. P.K. Bansal, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India. “Events like IRIS help these bright young minds from across India get an opportunity to use their creativity to solve the problems faced by the nation today.” he added.
    “The next generation will need to face important global challenges and a solid grounding in mathematics and science - coupled with skills such as critical thinking, collaboration and digital literacy - are crucial for their success. The increase in innovative IRIS entries this year is a strong indication of the rich pool of talent that exists in our country and highlights the positive impact that youth can have on the world around us,” said Ashutosh Chadha, Director, Corporate Affairs Group, Intel South Asia
    A total of 103 projects were showcased at IRIS 2011, including a range of solutions in the fields of physical and life sciences, mathematics, engineering, and social sciences.  The scientific direction of IRIS was provided by various national labs and universities as TIFR, NPL, IISC and HBCSE, whose scientists also judged the competition and selected the winners.
    IRIS 2011 celebrates its 12th year of competition.  The initiative is the merger of Intel’s “Intel Science Talent Discovery Fair” and DST’s “Steer the Big Idea” event. The primary objective of IRIS is to promote and nurture science and scientific research amongst the young Indian innovators in secondary and higher secondary schools. This is done by recognizing and rewarding outstanding research based projects. To date, the Indian entries at ISEF have received 73 awards in total across different categories.
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