Oracle Academy was pleased to present 14 young innovators with awards of US$5,000 at the recent 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) event, May 16-17, 2019, in Phoenix. The award winners embedded computer science into their projects in the system software category.
The Intel ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Through a global network of local, regional, and national science fairs, millions of students are encouraged to explore their passion for developing innovations that improve the way we work and live.
Award finalists were selected by expert Oracle volunteer judges:
Lead judge: Bruce Regittko
Judges: Bernard Schober, Heather Foidart, Jason Midkiff, Julia Hull, Kate Fisher, Ravi Sharma, Sid Prasad, Syed Huda, Zeke Bishop, Mike Waddoups
We thank these experts for sharing their time. Sharma noted, “The brilliance of these young students in crafting solutions for the anticipated problems and opportunities of their generation lies in the simplicity of their innovations. It is simply a mind blowing experience to see how these youth are able to utilize the technologies at hand to craft amazing solutions to the most crucial challenges of their generation.”
Oracle Academy Winners: Award of $5,000 each for 9 outstanding projects in the systems software category.
School: Alabama School of Mathematics and Science
Teacher: Grey Gaillard
School: Vines High School
Teacher: Emily Sharma
School: Blacksburg High School
Teacher: Katharine Davis
San Juan, PR
School: The San Juan Math, Science and Technology Center
Teacher: Ivangs Rivera-Aponte
Ian Langleben, Dawson College, and Liana Martins-Medina, Marianopolis College
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Teacher: Wilson Wong
Raymond Suo, Louisville, KY, and Allen Wu, Fargo, ND
School: DuPont Manual High School
Naomi Kenyatta, New York, NY
School: Horace Mann School
Teacher: Glenn Zwanzig
Sama Ayoub and Khadija Elmagarmid
School: Qatar Academy Senior School
Teacher: Jason Maraku
Tinotenda Zimhunga and Rufaro Mutogo
School: Chisipite Senior School
Teacher: Paul Grotto
School: Assuit Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics High School
Teacher: Ramadan Hussien
Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of the Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News, said, “The more than 1,800 finalists at Intel ISEF 2019 are the stewards of our future. Their innovations are poised to solve our world’s most intractable challenges.”
Each year, approximately 1,800 high school students from more 80 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for more than US$5 million in awards and scholarships at the Intel ISEF.
Congratulations to our outstanding Oracle Academy award winners!