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Intel ISEF 2015 Grand Award winners

Raymond Wang, 17, of Canada received the Gordon E. Moore Award of $75,000 for his project: a new air inlet system for airplane cabins to improve air quality and curb disease transmission at this year’s Intel ISEF.

Nicole Ticea, 16, of Canada received one of two Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards of $50,000 for developing an inexpensive, easy-to-use testing device to combat the high rate of undiagnosed HIV infection in low-income communities.

Karan Jerath, 18, of Friendswood, Texas, received the other Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award of $50,000 for refining and testing a novel device that should allow an undersea oil well to rapidly and safely recover following a blowout.

Read the press release

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This is no cold fish!
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Special Award Winners at Intel ISEF 2015

More than 60 Special Awards organizations provide awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.Special Award organizations provide educational scholarships, cash awards, summer internships, scientific field trips, equipment grants, and more. Special Awards were announced on Thursday, May 14.

View the full list of Special Awards winners


The national science, technology, engineering, and math competition for U.S. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars), a program of Society for Science & the Public, inspires and encourages the nation's young scientists, engineers and innovators
The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP), is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors.  Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse and since 1998 with Intel, SSP has provided a national stage for the country's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP), is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. More than 1,700 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories get the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for more than $5 million in prizes.

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