Nicholas Schiefer at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
- Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Jack Andraka Crownsville, Md. Gordon E. Moore $75,000
- Nicholas Schiefer Pickering, Ontario, Canada Leesburg, Va. $50,000
PITTSBURGH May 18, 2012 Jack Andraka Crownsville, Md. Gordon E. Moore $75,000
Nicholas Schiefer Pickering, Ontario, Canada Leesburg, Va. $50,000
Nicholas studied what he calls "microsearch," or the ability to search the fastest-growing information medium: small amounts of content, such as tweets and Facebook status updates. Through his research, Nicholas hopes to improve search engines’ capabilities, which will in turn improve access to information.
Ari investigated the science of quantum teleportation. He found that once atoms are linked through a process called "entanglement," information from one atom will just appear in another atom when the quantum state of the first atom is destroyed. Using this method, organizations requiring high levels of data security, such as the National Security Administration, could send an encrypted message without running the risk of interception because the information would not travel to its new location; it would simply appear there.
The following lists the 17 Best of Category winners, from which the top three were chosen:
|Behavioral and Social Sciences||Benjamin||Kornick||Roslyn Heights||N.Y.|
|Cellular and Molecular Biology||Raghav||Tripathi||Portland||Ore.|
|Computer Science||Nicholas||Schiefer||Pickering, Ontario||Canada|
|Earth and Planetary Sciences||Mofeed||Sawan||London, Ontario||Canada|
|Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical||Assiya||Kussainova||Karaganda, Karagandy||Kazakhstan|
|Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering||Ryota||Ishizuka||Cos Cob||Conn.|
|Energy and Transportation||Shyamal||Buch||Folsom||Calif.|
|Environmental Management||Adam||Noble||Lakefield, Ontario||Canada|
|Medicine and Health||Jack||Andraka||Crownsville||Md.|
|Physics and Astronomy||Ari||Dyckovsky||Leesburg||Va.|
|Plant Sciences||Huihui||Fan||Staten Island||N.Y.|
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