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Elisabeth Ashmore stands in front of a wall with the word

Giving quadriplegics a voice

Elisabeth Ashmore, an Intel Science and Engineering Fair1 (Intel ISEF) award winner, created a brain-computer interface that may enable quadriplegics and others the ability to use brain waves to communicate via computer.

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Jenna Hartley

Deadly cystic fibrosis bacterium meets its minty nemesis

Jenna Hartley’s research shows peppermint oil fights against the biofilm in cystic fibrosis infections.

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Sara Volz

‘Algae Girl’ crusade continues

Sara Volz, Algae Girl and first place winner of the Intel Science Talent Search1 2013 (Intel STS), continues her crusade for algae biofuels and STEM education while majoring in biology and chemistry at MIT.

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Naomi Shah at work in the lab

‘Algae girl’ on quest to save the planet

Sara Volz develops a method to establish populations of algae cells with high oil content as biofuel sources, winning the Intel STS.

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Girls learn on computers in India

Shared courage to break the chalkboard ceiling

Through an Intel® Learn Program community project, Indian boys created the Balika Shiksha Task Force to teach their village about the importance of gender equality and educating girls to reduce dropout rates and breaking the chalkboard ceiling.

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Eesha Khare at Intel ISEF

A faster charge in your phone’s future

Seeing a need for longer-lasting and faster-charging batteries for portable devices, like cell phones, Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award winner Eesha Khare developed a tiny supercapacitor with nanomaterials that could one day fulfill that need.

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Katherine Bomkamp shows off her

Helping amputees kick phantom pain

Learn about Katherine Bomkamp and her goal to create a prosthetic “Pain Free Socket*” that uses automatic temperature regulation, embedded thermo-resistive wiring, and a solar-powered battery to alleviate amputees’ phantom pain with heat.

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Glory Albert

Hope and glory in Tanzania

Intel Education Service Corps helps improve the literacy rate of women in Tanzania, educating and training girls like Glory Albert, who returned to her community after graduating from college to inspire other girls to achieve an education.

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