Intel STS 2016 Winners
Each top winner receives $150,000:
Amol Punjabi, 17, of Marlborough, Massachusetts, won the First Place Medal of Distinction for Basic Research, for developing software that could help drug makers develop new therapies for cancer and heart disease.
Paige Brown, 17, of Bangor, Maine,won the First Place Medal of Distinction for Global Good, for studying the water quality of six environmentally impaired local streams with high E. coli and phosphate contamination levels.
Maya Varma, 17, of Cupertino, California, won the First Place Medal of Distinction for Innovation, for using $35 worth of hobbyist electronics and free computer-aided design tools to create a smartphone-based lung function analyzer that diagnoses lung disease.