Indian-Americans score in Regeneron ISEF science fair

Indian-American students are among the winners of the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair 2024 (Regeneron ISEF), the world’s largest pre-college science competition.

While Grace Sun, 16, of Lexington, Kentucky, won first place and received the $75,000, Krish Pai, 17, of Del Mar, California, joined Michelle Wei, 17, of San Jose, California to receive the second Regeneron Young Scientist Award of $50,000.

Seven student teams to represent India at NASA’s rover challenge 2024

Seven Indian student teams including three high school groups will participate in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC) 2024 in the US. The teams are from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, Goa Campus; Candor International School, Bengaluru; Kanakia International School, Mumbai; KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR; Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh; Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai; and Young Mind Research and Development, Faridabad.

Indian American inventor and writer Gitanjali Rao, 17, honored by White House as a Change Leader

Indian American inventor and writer Gitanjali Rao and 14 other young women leaders have been honored by First Lady Jill Biden for leading change and shaping a brighter future in their communities across the country. Marking the International Day of the Girl on Wednesday, 17-year-old Rao was honoured at the first-ever “Girls Leading Change” celebration at the White House to recognize the efforts of young women in strengthening the country for generations.

Indian American Dr Sanjay Rai appointed acting secretary for Maryland Higher Education Commission

Indian American Dr Sanjay Rai was appointed as the acting secretary for the Maryland Higher Education Commission by Governor Wes Moore on April 12.

Rai has advanced innovations that bolster student success in academic, career, technical, and workforce development programs throughout his career. He has worked to remove barriers to educational access through the redesign of developmental education, revision of alternate placement policies, and embedding of coaches in classrooms to increase student success.

Indian American professor Ganesh Thakur to lead top scientists in Texas

University of Houston Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering Ganesh Thakur, an Indian American, has been elected as the next vice president, and eventual president, of the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology (TAMEST). The organization brings together the state’s “best and brightest” scientists and researchers to foster collaboration and advance research, innovation and business in Texas.