Intel ISEF 2016

Top Winners from 2016

Gordon E. Moore Award Winner of $75,000 

Han Jie (Austin) Wang, 18, of Vancouver, Canada 
Boosting MFC Biocatalyst Performance: A Novel Gene Identification and Consortia Engineering Approach

Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards – $50,000 each

Syamantak Payra, 15, of Friendswood, Texas, United States
Brace Yourself: A Novel Electronically Aided Leg Orthosis

Kathy Liu, 17, of Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Nature-Based Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Improved Safety, Sustainability, and Efficiency in High-Performance Rechargeable Batteries

Intel ISEF 2016 Highlights Video

The 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair featured approximately 1,750 young scientists selected from 419 affiliate fairs in more than 75 countries, regions and territories. In addition to the top winners, approximately 600 finalists received awards and prizes for their innovative research, including 20 “Best of Category” winners, who each received a US$5,000 prize. The Intel Foundation also awarded a US$1,000 grant to each “Best of Category” winner’s school and to the affiliated fair they represent. 

Category Name City State/Country
Animal Sciences River Grace Melbourne FL
Behavioral and Social Sciences Rajeev Jha Honolulu HI
Biochemistry Edward Kim Waco TX
Biomedical and Health Sciences Jiwoo Lee Hackensack NJ
Biomedical Engineering Luiz da Silva Borges Aquidauana Brazil
Cellular and Molecular Biology Marissa Sumathipala Ashburn VA

Kathryn Lawrence
Katherine Younglove

Boulder CO
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Swetha Revanur San Jose CA
Earth and Environmental Sciences Natalie Bush Baton Rouge LA
Embedded Systems Syamantak Payra Friendswood TX
Energy: Chemical Kathy Liu Salt Lake City UT
Energy: Physical Tiasha Joardar Plano TX
Engineering Mechanics Takahiro Ichige Chiba-City Japan
Environmental Engineering Wyatt Pontius Sterling VA
Materials Science Nicky Wojtania Plano TX
Mathematics Pei-Hsuan Chang Taipei City Chinese Taipei
Microbiology Han Jie (Austin) Wang Vancouver Canada
Physics and Astronomy Camille Yoke Richmond VA
Plant Sciences Dennis Drewnik Winnipeg Canada
Robotics and Intelligent Machines Simone Braunstein New York NY
Systems Software Charles Noyes Villa Park CA
Translational Medical Science

Brennan Clark
Prashant Godishala

Golden Valley MN



Top Winners Press Release

Full Listing of Grand Award Winners

Full Listing of Special Award Winners

Full 2016 Intel ISEF program

Intel ISEF 2016 Photo Albums on Facebook and Flickr

2016 Alumni Updates

We welcome and encourage updates on alumni from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in 2016; please contact us with information.