Shriya and Adhya Won USA Science Competition

IAS Prelims 2023

Indian-origin students in USA have bagged a scholarship worth $2,00,000 in a science competition for their innovative research that will help doctors diagnose health problems, including schizophrenia.

Sixteen-year-old twin sisters Shriya and Adhya Beesam, who are 11th grade students in Plano, Texas, shared the $1,00,000 grand prize in the 17th annual Siemens Math, Science and Technology Competition for their project entitled, ‘Linked Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System: A Novel Approach to Schizophrenia Diagnosis’.

Vineet Edupuganti, a senior at Oregon Episcopal School, won the top individual award worth $100,000 for developing an ingestible battery that could transform the way doctors diagnose and monitor health problems. Edupuganti’s invention was entitled ‘Development of a High-Performance Biodegradable Battery for Transient Electronics’.