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Indian American students take one quarter of Intel Science Contest 2013 Finalist spots

Bhattacharya, Paulomi (Harker School Photo)
Bhattacharya, Paulomi (Harker School Photo)
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Intel Corporation recognized 40 U.S. high school seniors as finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2013, a program of Society for Science & the Public and the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition. Ten Indian American high school students are among the 40.

Bhattacharya, Paulomi (The Harker School) 
Cupertino, California
A Novel AAA-ATPase p97/VCP Inhibitor Lead for Multiple Myeloma by Fragment-Based Drug Design: A Computational Binding Model and NMR/SPR-Based Validation
Bhupatiraju, Surya (Lexington High School) 
Lexington, Massachusetts
On the Complexity of the Marginal Satisfiability Problem
Mehrotra, Pavan (Sierra Canyon School) 
Simi Valley, California
Facile, Single Step Conversion of Biomass to Electricity
Mundkur, Naethan (duPont Manual High School) 
Louisville, Kentucky
Investigation into the Thermal and Rheological Properties of CuO Nanofluids for Heat Transfer Applications
Padmanabha, Akshay (Houston High School) 
Collierville, Tennessee
Predicting, Detecting, and Treating Seizures through Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Selvakumar, Raja (Milton High School) 
Alpharetta, Georgia
Gastro Microbial Fuel Cell: A Novel Implementation of a GMFC in Capsular Nanorobotics
Naomi Shah
Naomi Shah
Shah, Naomi
(Sunset High School) 
Portland, Oregon
The Toxicological Effect of Airborne Pollutants on Lung Health
Sridhar, Mayuri (Kings Park High School) 
Kings Park, New York
Computational Analysis of the DNA-Binding Mechanism of the p53 Tumor Suppressor and its Inactivation through the R249S Mutation
Raghav Tripathi (photo Siemens Foundation)
Raghav Tripathi (photo Siemens Foundation)
Tripathi, Raghav
(Westview High School) 
Portland, Oregon
Design and Synthesis of Novel Fatty Acid Binding Protein Inhibitors for Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects through Increases in Endogenous Anandamide Concentrations
Vasudevan, Sahana (Gnyanam Academy) 
Palo Alto, California
Minimizing the Number of Carries in the Set of Coset Representatives of a Normal Subgroup
The Intel Science Talent Search encourages students to pursue ambitious scientific questions and develop skills to solve the problems of tomorrow. Participants are judged on their original scientific research and their achievement and leadership, inside and outside the classroom. The 40 finalists will compete in Washington, D.C. from March 7-13 for $630,000 in awards. The top winner will receive $100,000 from the Intel Foundation.
“This year’s Intel Science Talent Search finalists are presenting a wide range of research, from optimizing algae oil for biofuel to developing a new treatment for blood cancer,” said Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation. “It’s exciting for the future of innovation because the U.S. needs these 40 high school seniors, and others like them, to question, explore and help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.”
Intel Science Talent Search 2013 Fast Facts:
• The Intel Science Talent Search 2013 finalists are from 40 schools in 21 states. 
• Among the 40 finalists, there is an equal gender distribution with 50 percent males and 50 
percent females. 
• California and New York represent over 30 percent of this year’s finalists.2
• Finalist projects are distributed among 16 categories, including bioengineering, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, physics and space science, behavioral and social sciences, and plant science.
• These 40 finalists were narrowed down from 300 semifinalists and more than 1,700 entrants.

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Hirendra Nath Haldar
Salt Lake, Kolkata, India
10:58 am

I am really proud of you - my grand children of Indian American students. Please keep the tempo up. My blesings are alwayas with you.

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