This past week, IPARS hosted its first ever science fair, sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
Among the numerous sophisticated projects were a novel proposal for Gaucher’s Disease treatment using a fusion protein, a project examining the effects of social determinants of health on perspectives towards flu vaccines, and a project utilizing rechargeable batteries to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The science fair was divided into two divisions for middle school and high school students with the first place contestants in each division receiving the top awards. The top contestant in each division along with the top presenters are show below:
High School Division
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Grand Prize:
Arindam Bagga – Fusion Protein to Treat Gaucher’s Disease Type I
Akshika Akshay Chawade – Reducing CO2 Emissions in the Indian Textile Industry Through Rechargeable Batteries
Middle School Division
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Junior Division Winner:
Atreya Mallana – The Effect of Day-To-Day Activities on Memory
Sreegouri Vangala – A Study on How to Keep Solutions Hot or Cold
Congratulations to all of our winners and a shout out to all participants in this year’s science fair! Some big upcoming IPARS events include the revision of journal submissions and the monthly mentee and mentor meetings.