If it’s the Intel Science Talent Search competition you can be sure there’s a sizable Indian-American contingent among the 40 finalists.
For the 2012 Intel STS competition, seven Indian-Americans made it to the finals.
The Intel STS is a prestigious pre-college science competition held annually.
The finalists are considered to be the next scientific leaders and expected to help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.
The 40 finalists will gather in Washington, D.C. from March 8-13 to compete for $630,000 in awards with the top winner picking up $100,000 from the Intel Foundation.
The seven Indian-American finalists and their science projects are:
* Sayoni Saha (Gretchen Whitney High School, Cerritos, CA)
A Doll That Looks Likes Me: A Study of Self-Concept in Children with Down Syndrome
* Saurabh Sharan (Bellarmine College Preparatory School, San Jose, CA)
Parameter-Free Graph-Based Nuclear Segmentation in Cellular Images Using Morphological Cues
* Neel S. Patel (Oviedo High School, Oviedo, FL)
A Four-Year Analysis of Sonifications for Use in Innovative Human-Computer Interfaces
* Anirudh Prabhu (West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School, West Lafayette, IN)
Lower Bounds for Odd Perfect Numbers
* Siddhartha Gautama Jena (International Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Elevated Cholesterol Impairs Water and Gas Transport in Red Blood Cells
* Nithin Reddy Tumma (Port Huron Northern High School, Port Huron, MI)
Elucidating Pathways in Cancer Pathogenesis: Establishment of Interaction Between TGF-β/Ras Pathways and Identification of gC1qR as an Oncoprotein
* Neil Kamlesh Mehta (Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, NY)
Co-restoration of Type III Nrg1 Back Signaling through Depolarization: Implications for Schizophrenia
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