IRIS Science Fair-2018: KIIT International School students’ Project among Top 80

Bhubaneswar: KIIT International School students’ project entitled “Zebrafish as Pollution Biosensor” has made it to the top 80 projects of Initiative for Research & Innovation in Science (IRIS) National Science Fair 2018.

The project was prepared by Suryansh Bal of grade X and Dibyaranjan Priyadarshan of grade IX IGCSE.

The project was selected at IRIS National Science Fair 2018 organized by Intel and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

The students were given a chance to present their work in front of eminent national judges from DST & DBT and International Judges from ISEF.

Total 1500 projects were submitted and only 80 projects were declared as national winners.

Suryansh Bal and Dibyaranjan Priyadarshan prepared the project under the guidance of Bijeta Pattanaik, faculty, KIIT International School and were mentored by Dr. Biswadeep Das, Associate Professor, KIIT School of Biotechnology with support from Dr. Mrutyunjay Suar, Director, KIIT School of Biotechnology.

The IRIS is a research-based program that aims to infuse the spirit of discovery, increase interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), and build a robust scientific temper among the young innovators of the country.

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