Eighteen bright minds with their unique inventions are set to prove their potential at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a global science competition for students from grades 8-12. The young innovators, referred to as Team India, are representing the country at the fair and competing against 1,600 finalists from over 70 countries in Los Angeles. The fair will be held till May 16, 2014.
This year, the highest numbers of entries are being sent from India in the history of the competition; with 12 projects competing at the event as compared to six projects shortlisted last year. This was made possible courtesy a partnership with the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, an autonomous organisation jointly established and funded by the Indian and US Government. Under this collaboration, Team India will continue on a science learning tour where they will visit the Maker Faire in the Bay area, various research laboratories, meet with key scientists and explore various science museums in the US. These students are from cities, including Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore. The competition provides an annual forum to pre-college students across the world to display their independent research.