Intel ISEF 2013

Top Winners from 2013

Gordon E. Moore Award Winner of $75,000 

Ionut Budistineau, 19, of Ramnicu Valcea, Romania  
Using Artificial Intelligence to Create a Low Cost Self-Driving Car

Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards – $50,000 each

Eesha Khare, 18, of Saratoga, California
Design and Synthesis of Hydrogenated TiO2-Polyaniline Nanorods for Flexible High-Preformance Supercapacitors

Henry Lin, 17, of Shreveport, Louisiana
Cool Core Bias In Sunyaev-Zel’Dovich Galaxy Cluster Surveys

In 2013, approximately 1,600 young scientists were chosen to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. They were selected from 433 affiliate fairs in more than 70 countries, regions and territories. In addition to the winners mentioned above, more than 500 finalists received awards and prizes for their innovative research. Awards included 17 “Best of Category” winners who each received a $5,000 prize. The Intel Foundation also awarded a $1,000 grant to each winner’s school and to the affiliated fair they represent. The following lists the 17 Best of Category winners from which the top three were chosen:

Category Name City State/Country
Animal Sciences Michael Shao Northville Michigan
Behavioral and Social Sciences Zarin Rahman Brookings South Dakota
Biochemistry Savannah Tobin Salem Oregon
Cellular and molecular Biology Hannah Wastyk Palmyra Pennsylvania
Chemistry Eesha Khare Saratoga California
Computer Science Ionut Budistineau Ramnicu Valcea Romania
Earth and Planetary Sciences Gyou Tanaka Mobara Chiba Japan
Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical Zeyu Liu Calgary, Alberta Canada
Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering Samantha Marquez Midlothian Virginia
Energy and Transportation Evie Sobczak St. Peterburg Florida
Environmental Management Shixuan Li Lynn Haven Florida
Environmental Sciences Naomi Shah Portland Oregon
Mathematical Sciences Vinay Iyengar Portland Oregon
Medicine and Health Jessie MacAlpine Woodstock, Ontario Canada
Microbiology David Zimmerman Los Angeles California
Physics and Astronomy Henry Lin Shreveport Louisiana
Plant Sciences Samantha DiSalvo Hewlett New York


Top Winners Press Release

Full Listing of Grand Award Winners

Full Listing of Special Award Winners

Full 2013 Intel ISEF program

Intel ISEF 2013 Photo Albums on Facebook and Flickr

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2013 Alumni Updates

We welcome and encourage updates on alumni from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in 2013; please contact us with information.