Two Indian students with big plans for eco-friendly ink will have the chance to join more than 1,500 of the world's most promising young scientists and mathematicians to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge innovation, and compete for over US$ 4 million in awards and scholarships at the world's largest pre-college science competition: the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).
The two students, from Sri Ramakrishna High School in Puttur, have been selected to represent India after the eco-friendly ink they invented finished in the top eight teams out of 69 competitors at India’s prestigious Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS) National Science Fair. IRIS was hosted by the Department of Science and Technology, Intel, and Confederation of Indian Industry at Mumbai in November this year.
At Intel ISEF 2011, to be held in Los Angeles, California, students are encouraged to tackle challenging scientific questions using authentic research practices to create solutions for the problems of tomorrow.
Rahul Bedi, Director, Intel Corporate Affairs – South Asia said, “Intel ISEF is the biggest stage for these students to showcase their talent and get the recognition their efforts deserve. Intel believes that education drives future scientific and technological innovation and these students give us just a glimpse of the possibilities for the future.”
Having begun the project a year and a half ago, the students have continued their research to attempt to develop the ink for ballpoint pens, printing press and hair dyes and also hope that the ink will be able to be used by the textile industry.