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Fulton County High School Students Excel in Science

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December 2013
Fulton County High School Students Excel in Science

 

 

Trisha Dalapati was one of the Georgia high school students whose science fair project won a trip to the Intel Science & Engineering Fair in Arizona. She won second place in her category for her work.

 

 

 

The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent in high schoolers who challenge themselves through science research. On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, the Siemens Foundation will present national winners with scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. In the running are two local students: Harini Indrakrishnan and Anand Srinivasan.

 

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Senior Harini Indrakrishnan of Woodward Academy was named a semifinalist for her Independent Scientific Research (ISR) work entitled, “Creating a system to detect chromosomal fragility caused by GAA triplet repeats in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae” (with implications for human disease). Harini was one of five students in Georgia chosen for this honor.

 

 

 

 

 

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Anand Srinivasan of Roswell High School was also a semifinalist from Georgia for his ISR, “SKYNET: Modeling Spatiotemporal Systems with Recurrent Neural Net” (for data analysis). In the 2013 Georgia Science & Engineering Fair (GSEF), his awards include: Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Atlanta Chapter: Award; Intel: Excellence in Computer Science Award; Prosthetics and Orthotics Wearable Technology Award; US Army: Special Award in Mathematics/ Computer Science; US Army: Best in All Categories; Yale: Science & Engineering Association Award; GSEF: Best in Category Computer Science, Senior Division; GSEF: Grand Award, Top Ten State Recognition; GSEF: Intel Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) Trip Winner; GSEF: Pinnacle Award. At ISEF, Phoenix AZ: Fourth Place in Category.

 

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Other local students are studying science and distinguishing themselves by winning numerous honors.
Trisha Dalapati of Centennial HS was also an ISEF Trip Winner for her ISR, “Looking Past Petroleum: Growing Biofuel using Brine from Abandoned Oil Wells.” Her awards include: Fulton County Regional Science Fair: Overall Grand Award winner; GSEF: Intel Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) Trip Winner; Association for Women in Science: Young Scientist Award; US Metric Association: Award, Senior Division; ISEF, Phoenix AZ: Second Place in Energy & Transportation Category.

 

 

 


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Others honored at GSEF include:
Amith Punyala, Chattahoochee HS, First Honors, Senior Division;
Avini Sharma, North Springs Charter HS, Tellus Museum Award Alternate;
Raja Selvakumar, Milton HS, OVPR Outstanding Student Entrepreneur Award;
Sitara Shirol, Roswell HS, Inspiring Excellence Award, Student. 

Other Georgians winning spots at ISEF:
Tushar Mittal, Navin Haresh Buxani, Namrata Sabrina Buxani, Aprotim Cory Bhowmik, Aqib Javid Momin, Sonam Alka Brahmbhatt.

More on Harini Indrakrishnan:
Links:
November 2013:
The family of Dr. Indran Indrakrishnan is part of America's fastest-growing immigrant population, Asian-Americans.
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/11/26/health/26immigrant.html

March 2013:
http://www.khabar.com/magazine/community-newsmakers/budding_dancer_harini_dazzles_in_chennai_festival_season

June 2012:
http://www.khabar.com/magazine/community-newsmakers/harini_indrakrishnan_wins_a_prize_in_north_american_dance_festival

More on Anand Srinivasan:
Videos:
Machines can make your life easier: Anand Srinivasan at TEDxYouth@TheBeltline
Published on Sep 11, 2013

TEDxYouth@TheBeltline - Anand Srinivasan: What If? Published on Jul 22, 2013
http://youtu.be/8l2aWbF09C4

Link:
April 2012: http://www.khabar.com/magazine/community-newsmakers/google_science_fair_finalist_meets_president_obama

More on Trisha Dalapati:
Link:
May 2011:
http://www.khabar.com/magazine/around-town/chandrika_chandran_at_oglethorpe_university_ga

More on others:
Links:
http://portal.fultonschools.org/News_Room/Archives/Pages/2013sciencefair.aspx
http://apps2.societyforscience.org/intelisef2013/IntelISEF2013-FinalProgram.pdf

 

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