Vivasvat Rastogi and Shashvat Rastogi, of class 12, recently won the Fourth Grand Award at ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair- the world’s most prestigious pre-college science competition) held in Texas, USA for their research in the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics category. Their project was one of the top 20 projects selected internationally in the computational biology category that won the Grand Award at ISEF ’23. They will be receiving a cash prize of 500 USD from the Society for Science through ISEF sponsor Regeneron.
Over 1600 students from more than 60 countries participated in ISEF 2023, a week-long fair involving symposia sessions on topics like Entrepreneurship and Women in STEM, international category networking sessions for preparing participants for future partnerships and collaborations, and scientific visits to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the University of Texas at Arlington. Their journey at ISEF was complemented by enriching interpersonal interactions with students from all over the world, points of feedback given from a panel of judges with years of experience, and valuable exchanges with top US University representatives in the College and Career Fairs. Moreover, it was spectacular to see scientific breakthroughs in ISEF projects in categories ranging from Biomedical Sciences and Environmental Engineering to Systems Software and Robotics and Intelligent Machines.