Seven Indian-Americans have figured among the 40 finalists for the Intel Science Talent Search; which is the most prestigious science and maths competition for high school students in the United States.
The Intel Science Talent Search finalists, who represent America's most promising high school seniors with the greatest potential to solve pressing challenges in the world, will gather in Washington, in March to compete for $630,000 in awards with the top winner receiving $100,000 from the Intel Foundation.
While two of the Indian-American finalists are from California -- Saurabh Sharan and Sayoni Saha – two others are from Michigan - Siddhartha Gautama Jena and Nithin Reddy Tumma.
The other three Indian-American finalists are Neel S Patel from Florida; Anirudh Prabhu (Indiana) and Neil Kamlesh (New York).
"The US needs these talented innovators to go as far and as fast as they can, solving the world's most critical challenges, imagining – and creating - a new and better future for us all," said Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation.
"Math and science are the language and tools of this innovation – that's why Intel is so proud to invest in these students, and to advance math and science education for all students," he said.