PHOENIX (Diya TV) — Shreyas Kapur, a student of Delhi’s Modern School, was the grand prize winner of the Google Thinking Big Award at Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair on Tuesday.
In total, 16 students from India won six awards at the meet in the fields of biotechnology, medicine, biomedical engineering and mathematics. They were awarded with $9,500 in prize money.
The fair featured more than 1,700 young scientists whom were selected from a variety of previously held science fairs in 77 countries.
Kapur was selected for the honor after judges felt his project “addressed a large and seemingly-impossible problem, by finding an elegant solution with broad impact.” It was titled Cellphone-based Optometry using Hybrid Images and was previously selected by NASA for its Biomedical Engineering award.
Arvind Krishna Ranganathan of Mumbai’s Ecole Mondiale World School garnered second-place honors for his project titled, Deterministic Approach to the Position, Trajectory, and Collision Prediction of Particles within Bounded Two-Dimensional Environments.
Suhani Sachin Jain and Divya Kranthi of the Centre Point School in Nagpur shared the title of third place in plant sciences for their work in developing and innovative strategy using endophytes effective biocontrol of insect pests in cotton.
Vasudev Malyan of Maharaja Agarsain Public School in Delhi rounded out the top four for the development of a sensor and diagnostic test for multiple sclerosis patients.