Intel ISEF 2017

Amber Yang, Ivo Zell, and Valerio Pagliarino won the top awards at the Intel ISEF 2017. PHOTO COURTESY OF SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE & THE PUBLIC/CHRIS AYERS PHOTOGRAPHY.

Top Winners from 2017

Gordon E. Moore Award Winner of $75,000

Ivo Zell, 18, of Hessen, Germany
A Wing Is Enough: An Improved Flying Wing Based on a Bell-Shaped Lift Distribution

Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards – $50,000 each

Valerio Pagliarino, 17, of Castelnuovo Calcea, Italy
LaserWAN – Laser Broadband Internet Connections

Amber Yang, 18, of Windermere, Florida, United States
Multi-Orbit Space Debris Cloud Tracking Using Iterative Closest Points Registration with Machine Learning

Intel ISEF 2017 Highlights Video

The 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair featured nearly 1,800 young scientists selected from 425 affiliate fairs in more than 78 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 Jessica Young Wellington Florida
Behavioral and Social Sciences Erin Smith Lenexa Kansas
Biochemistry Karina Movsesian Karlovy Vary Czech Republic
Biomedical and Health Sciences Daniel Zhang San Diego California
Biomedical Engineering Clara Wagner Saginaw Michigan
Cellular and Molecular Biology Davey Huang Honolulu Hawaii
Chemistry Kyle Fridberg Boulder Colorado
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Prathik Naidu Potomac Falls Virginia
Earth and Environmental Sciences Adam Nayak Portland Oregon
Embedded Systems Valerio Pagliarino Castelnuovo Calcea Italy
Energy: Chemical Kendra Zhang Jericho New York
Energy: Physical Camille Miles Niceville Florida
Engineering Mechanics Ivo Zell Hessen Germany
Environmental Engineering Prashaant Ranganathan Jamshedpur India
Materials Science Nicky Wojtania Plano Texas
Mathematics Karthik Yegnesh Lansdale Pennsylvania
Microbiology Rahul Subramaniam Cos Cob Connecticut
Physics and Astronomy Amber Yang Windermere Florida
Plant Sciences Isabella Bowland Boulder Colorado
Robotics and Intelligent Machines Tassilo Schwarz Seeon Germany
Systems Software Michael Lee Manhasset New York
Translational Medical Science Jeremiah Pate Oro Valley Arizona

Top Winners Press Release

Full Listing of Grand Award Winners

Full Listing of Special Award Winners

Full 2017 Intel ISEF program

Intel ISEF 2017 Photo Albums on Facebook and Flickr

2017 Alumni Updates

We welcome and encourage updates on alumni from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in 2017; please contact us with information.