Eleven NRIs are among the 40 high school seniors to participate in the Intel Science Talent Search, one of America's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science and math competitions. They are Eswar Anandapadmanaban (New Jersey), Anvita Gupta (Arizona), Shashwat Kishore (Pennsylvania), Daivat Nitin Pandya (Wisconsin), Reesab Pathak (Washington), Anika Raghuvanshi (Oregon), and Somya Khare, Saranesh Prembabu, Kriti Lall, Tanay Tandon and Rohith Kuditpudi, all from California. The 40 finalists have received an all expenses-paid trip to Washington from March 5 – 11, where they will compete for over $1 million in awards provided by the Intel Foundation. The Intel Science Talent Search has also tripled its top award,replacing the single $100,000 top prize with three Medal of Distinction awards of $150,000 each. Justin Rattner president of the Intel Foundation said this year's finalists who are engaged in leading-edge scientific research and the creation of new technology to address global challenges such as renewable energy, cybersecurity and infectious diseases, prove that with the right education and resources, young people can indeed change the world. Intel invests in engineering, math and science education to support the next generation of innovators who will create the products and services that will enrich our daily lives.