Intel International Science and Engineering Fair:
From great young minds come innovative solutions
When nearly 1,800 of the world’s best and brightest high school students turn their attention to scientific issues of the day, problems get solved.
Among this year’s Intel ISEF research projects: the creation of a computer algorithm that will allow cardiologists to more efficiently diagnose coronary artery disease and save lives, the identification of potential next-generation antimalarial drugs, the construction of a hive ventilator to reduce incidence of Colony Collapse Disorder in bee populations, a solution to provide drinking water to drought-stricken parts of the world through the use of nanotechnology, the invention of a human-computer interface in the form of a high-tech glove, and the search for the origin of life in cosmic dust, among many, many others.
Though these projects are diverse, one constant runs throughout.
Each has been inspired by curiosity, shaped through intellect, and driven with a passion for discovery.
Take a look at some of the innovations presented at Intel ISEF and be inspired.
A Voice for the Voiceless
Intel ISEF 2013 finalist Elisabeth Ashmore created a brain-computer interface that may allow quadriplegics and others the ability to communicate.
Super Flu Fighter
Eric Chen, award winner at Intel ISEF 2013 and Intel STS 2014, used supercomputing to find drugs which may prevent a future pandemic.
Algae Girl’s Environmental Quest
Sara Volz, award winner at Intel ISEF and Intel STS, discovered a way to boost the oil production of algae, increasing its feasibility as a biofuel source.
A Shot to Prevent Colon Cancer
Keven Stonewall, finalist at Intel ISEF 2013, developed an experimental vaccine for colon cancer.
Intel ISEF finalist Evie Sobczak creates viable algae biofuel without using chemicals in processing.
Intel ISEF finalist Easton LaChapelle develops a sophisticated, low-cost prosthetic for amputees.
Michaela Fiore examines the effect of essential oils on the viral load of the European honeybee.
The Question of a Yellow Banana
India's Ishani Goomer and Bhargava Khanak develop a test strip to determine whether fruit has been naturally or artificially ripened.
The Gun Lock for the 21st Century
Kai Kloepfer combines mechanical and electrical engineering to create a fingerprint lock for firearms.