At a recent ceremony held at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Intel India announced the finalists of the Initiative for Research & Innovation in Science 2015 (IRIS National Science Fair 2015). The initiative aims to encourage problem-solving, research and systematic approaches through science and technology.
The event also launched the IRIS Abstract Book which details the history of IRIS and synopsis of all the projects being showcased, along with IRIS Fair 2015 App, which will serve as a one-stop platform for participants to collaborate, interact and share information around IRIS 2015.
Commenting on the occasion, Debjani Ghosh, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group, Managing Director, Intel South Asia, said, “Intel is committed to STEM education, research and innovation in India. Through IRIS and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, we catalyze innovation and provide a life-changing opportunity for the students to broaden their horizons and collaborate in research programs. It is very relevant today with the ambitious program like Digital India where the role of technology and innovation will be absolutely critical. ”
Organized in collaboration with the India International Science Fair (IISF) along with the other DST sponsored science initiatives of INSPIRE and I3, IRIS received over 2900 project from across the country in 2015. The final round included a total of 151 students from 49 cities, and was assessed by a panel of 30 judges.
IRIS focuses on original research based projects and creates a platform for giving equal opportunity to children from Govt. as well as Private schools to come together as part of Team India 2016 and represent India to compete against 70 countries at ISEF.
Intel ISEF brings together more than 1,700 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research and compete for more than $4 million in awards and scholarships.
‘Team India 2016’ comprising of 12 selected projects from India’s next generation innovators will represent the country at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in May 2016 at Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the IRIS National Science Fair.