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Fulton County High School Students Excel in Science

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.





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.








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.





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:
November 2013:
The family of Dr. Indran Indrakrishnan is part of America's fastest-growing immigrant population, Asian-Americans.

March 2013:

June 2012:

More on Anand Srinivasan:
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

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

More on Trisha Dalapati:
May 2011:

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