UT freshman to present science fair research in India

The Daily Texan, 12/02/2015.

Freshman Karan Jerath holds a 3D printed model of his oil spill containment device that won the International Science and Engineering Fair. Photo Credit: Briana Vargas, Daily Texan staff

Before entering college, petroleum engineering freshman Karan Jerath won the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). Jerath’s success in the science field has garnered him a nomination for the 2016 Forbes Top 30 Under 30 list and is taking him around the globe.

Every year, Intel ISEF invites around 2,000 top young scientists from over 72 countries to compete in the fair. Jerath swept the awards in 2015, winning best of category for his device, which is an improvement to the current methods of handling large oil spills. He also received an Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award. As part of the award, Jareth received $50,000 and a trip to a science fair in a different region. Jerath was given the opportunity to present and compete at the national science fair of India, and he plans to leave for the trip in early December.

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