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Atreya Dey Wins at INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair

New Indian School senior, Atreya Dey, placed 4th in the Environmental Management category, and won $500, at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. The Intel ISEF is the world’s largest high school science research competition. Through a global network of local, regional, and national science fairs, millions of students around the world are encouraged to explore their curiosity for how the world works and develop solutions for global challenges. On May 9-13 more than 1,500 young scientists from around the world gathered in Los Angeles, California for the final competition. They were selected from 443 affiliate fairs in 65 countries, regions and territories.

Dey presented his ground-breaking research "Biobased Ferrite Nanoparticles: A Novel Approach to Extract Organic Compounds and Heavy Metals from Water.” Dey’s research uses nanoparticles and magnetism to extract pollutants from water. Dey was commended by the U.S. Army and Navy and was considered and commended by King Abdul Aziz & his companies for the Creativity and Giftedness award. Only 10 projects were considered for this award and only 3 were given out.

"This was definitely the experience of a lifetime," comments Dey, "Hundreds of the smartest young minds from across the world gathered at this single competition. Meeting with Nobel Laureates, Bill Nye 'the Science Guy,' and scientifically driven students, inspired me to continue on the path of science."

Dey is pictured here with chemistry Nobel Laureate, Dr. Dudley Herschbach.

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