one big winner was Woodbury 9th grader Manashree

Minnesota students place strong at International Science & Engineering Fair

Minnesota had a strong showing at the 2017 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, with Grand and Special Award winners.

Grand Awards


"Selective Inhibition of Metastatic Cancer Cell Migration" 

  • Akshat S., Century High School, Fourth Award of $500


"Inexpensive Glucose Monitoring Device for Diabetics Using Capillary Action of Crosslinked Sensing Fluid, Year II"

  • Serena J., St. Paul Central High School, Second Award of $1,500

"Bioengineering the Lung: Directed Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells into Definitive Endoderm on a Lung Extracellular Matrix"

  • Meghana I., Edina High School, Fourth Award of $500


"Unleading the Way! Remediation of Lead Contaminated Water with Coriandrum sativum (Cilantro) Biochar"

  • Manashree P., Woodbury High School, First Award of $3,000

Special Awards

American Mathematical Society, First Award of $2,000
"Polynomials in Z[x] and Irrationality Measure"
  • Griffin M., New Prague High School

Arizona State University scholarship, four years
"The Effects of Bacillus Bacteria on the Invasive Species Lemna minor (Duckweed)"

  • Claire W., Burnsville High School

Oracle Academy
Award of $5,000 for outstanding project in the systems software category
"Detecting Abnormal Cells Using Artificial Intelligence"

  • Gaurav B., Century High School

Patent and Trademark Office Society
First Award of $1,000, an American flag, and a framed copy of the first patent granted in the United States of America
"Window to the Brain: Using Retinal Biomarkers to Predict Progression of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases"

  • Archana M., Breck School

"A Novel Approach to Minimize Road Salt Contamination in Both Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems"

  • Alyssa C., Loyola High School

U.S. Agency for International Development

USAID Global Development Innovation First Award of $3,000
"Unleading the Way! Remediation of Lead Contaminated Water with Coriandrum sativum (Cilantro) Biochar"

  • Manashree P., Woodbury High School

USAID Global Development Innovation Second Award of $2,000
"3D Printable Transtibial Prosthetic"

  • Everett K., Stillwater Area High School

University of Arizona

Tuition Scholarship Award
"Mathematical Analysis of Melanocyte Patterns on Danio rerio"

  • Frances S., Cloquet Senior High School, MN, United States of America