Sunday, June 3, 2012

Chennai student bags first place at international engineering fair


Raghavendra Ramachanderan from Chennai bagged the Grand Award for Chemistry for his project on 'Visible Light Deoxygenation' at the Intel International Science and Engineering fair. He also won the Glenn T Seaborg Nobel Trip Prize which includes a trip to the Nobel ceremony in Sweden.

This year more than 1500 young scientists were selected to compete in the fair. They were selected form 446 affiliate fairs in approximately 70 countries, regions and territories. In addition to the winners mentioned above, more than 400 finalists received awards and prizes for their groundbreaking work. Awards included 17 "Best of" category winners who each received a $5,000 prize. The Intel Foundation also awarded a $1,000 grant to each winners school and to the affiliated fair they represent.


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