14 Indian American students will be going to Washington in March for the finals of the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search that invites the US top 40 brightest high school seniors to the competition that carries a prize of $ 150,000.
Of the 14 finalists Sanath Devalapurkar, Anjini Karthik, Anin Sayana, Pranav Srinivas and Maya Varma are from California, and Yashaswini Makaram and Amol Punjabi are from Massachusetts. Vikul Gupta is from Orlando, Maana Jagadeesan is from New Hampshire, Milind Jagota is from Pennsylvania, Shreya Menon is from Michigan, Kavya Ravichandran is from Ohio, Kunal Shroff is from Virginia and Sreya Vemuri is from Indiana.
The publisher of Science and alumna of the Science Talent Search, Maya Ajmera said they are the innovators of the future, who are selected also for their leadership capacity and initiative. 52 percent of the finalists are male and 48 percent are female.
They were selected from 300 semifinalists and 1,750 entrants. Their finalist projects include animal sciences, behavioral and social sciences, biochemistry, bioengineering, cellular and molecular biology, chemistry, computer science, biology and bio informatics, planetary science, engineering, environmental science, genomics, mathematics, medicine and plant and space science.
This March will be the 75th anniversary of the Science Talent Search.