Oracle Academy celebrates outstanding student innovators

May 16, 2022 | 2 minute read
Denise Hobbs
Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, North America
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Oracle Academy continues our commitment to advance technology education as a recognized Special Award Organization at the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). 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.

Oracle Academy was pleased to recognize six young outstanding innovators at the recent 2022 Regeneron ISEF event, May 7-13, 2022, held in Atlanta, Georgia, in a hybrid environment. The winners embedded computer science into their projects in the system software category.

Student finalists were selected by expert Oracle volunteer judges:

  • Lead judge: Bruce Regittko
  • Oracle judges: Ravi Sharma, Jason Mitkiff, Keith Marshall, Czarina Walker

Sharma noted, “It is a matter of great pride for Oracle Academy to support these brilliant students in their efforts to meaningfully move the world towards safety, simplicity, sustainability, and accessibility while utilizing technology in innovative and socially responsible ways.” Regittko noted, “It was truly an honor to be a Special Award Organization judge for Oracle Academy.  I was amazed at the scope and depth of each project, not only for their scientific and engineering accomplishment, but also for the impact that these projects can have on our global society.” Mitkiff echoed this sentiment, “Participating and representing Oracle Academy as a Special Awards judge is a rewarding experience where we have the opportunity to review and discuss innovative projects with bright students across the globe and see where technology can be applied to solve real world problems.”

We thank these committed Oracle experts for volunteering their time!

In the category of Systems Software:

  • Building Silent Activation and Improved Location Accuracy into the Current 911 System: Roen Wainscoat, Hawaii, USA
  • An Investigation into Worldwide Electoral Systems and the Development of a Novel Internet Voting System: Andrei Florian, Dublin, Ireland
  • Argus III: A Novel Image Optimization and Augmentation Framework To Enable an Improved Patient Experience for the Next Generation Epiretinal Prosthesis: William Huang, California, USA
  • Educacess - Software for Transcribing Video Lessons Into Compact PDFs Using Keyframe Extraction, Summarization and Transcription Algorithms: Ligia Keiko Carvalho, San Paulo, Brazil
  • Sustainability Scanner: Empowering Consumers To Make Eco-Friendly Grocery Purchases: Jay Nimbalkar, North Carolina, USA
  • Subscript: A Functional Programming Language for Scripting in Data-Driven JVM Applications: Elliott Krzeminski, Arizona, USA

This year 1,750 high school students from 63 countries, regions, and territories were awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for millions of US dollars in awards and scholarships at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair.

Oracle Academy continues to work with educators and partners to engage, inspire, and prepare students to become innovators and leaders of the future

Congratulations to our outstanding Oracle Academy student winners!

Denise Hobbs

Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, North America

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