Three students from the Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair competed at Intel International Science & Engineering Fair last week. The Intel ISEF, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, provides an annual forum for more than 1,500 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research as they compete for more than $3 million annually. The Intel ISEF is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12.
Ryan Maurer, 18, Senior at Frazier High School
Project: Rocket Motor Test System -7000
Rishi Mirchandani, 16, Sophomore at Fox Chapel Area High School
Project: Superadditivity and Subadditivity in Fair Division
Anishaa Sivakumar,14, Freshman at Franklin Regional High School
Project: Dictyostelium Discoideum- Novel Diagnostic Tool for Lung Cancer using VOCs
Each student won a special award and two placed in their category. Here are the details:
Anishaa Sivakumar was awarded a Grand Award of $500, an American flag and a framed copy of the first patent granted in the United States of America from the Patent and Trademark Office Society. The PTOS is a membership-based organization for Patent and Trademark professionals and other interested individuals. From its inception in 1917, the Society has been dedicated to the improvement and appreciation of the United States Patent and Trademark Systems through promoting the systems’ growth and well-being, as well as promoting the social and intellectual welfare of the Society members.