Arjun Kapoor Finds Tremendous Success at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

Arjun Kapoor (Class of 2015) had a tremendous week at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Approximately 1,700 high school students, from over 75 countries, regions, and territories, showcased their independent research and competed for approximately $4 million in prizes. Together, with his partner Sahil Abbi from Herricks High School, Arjun won four special awards.

The special awards, which were distributed on Thursday evening, included awards from the Association for Computing Machinery, the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, ORACLE® Academy and CERN (“Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire,” the European Organization for Nuclear Research).  Each of these awards carry a monetary prize with the combined totaled of $7,700.00 for the pair.

In addition, the pair took second place overall in the Systems Software category.  Arjun’s project is entitiled Generation via Embedding of Quasi-Optimal Networks for Application in High Performance Computing.  Congratulations Arjun, his mentor Dr. Yuefan Deng, Professor at Stony Brook University. Finally, a huge “Thank You” to Wheatley Science Research teacher, Alexis Blondrage, for all of the time and dedication that went into preparing for the regional, state, and international competitions.

(Photos courtesy Alexis Blondrage!)

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