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AIPLA Congratulates 2015 AIPLA Prize Winners at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair


May 29, 2015, Arlington, VA, -- The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is pleased to announce the following winners of the AIPLA sponsored prizes at the Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair®, which took place from May 10-15, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
AIPLA First Award Prize Winners of $1000
  • Sophia Nicole Korner and Diya Mathur, both sophomores of DuPont Manual High School, from Louisville, Kentucky for their project titled "The Effect of Shape, Weight, and Diameter on Haptic Perception: An Active Haptic Sensing Study of the Predicted and Actual Grip Forces and Their Impacts on Weight Detection Thresholds."
  • Arsh Shah Dilbagi, from Panipat, India for his project titled "TALK - An AAC Device: Converting Breath into Speech for the Disabled." 
AIPLA Second Award Prize Winners of $250
  • Eusebio da Conceicao Almeida and Joao Pedro Bronze Rodrigues of Rio Maior, Portugal for their project titled "IF - Intelligent Flow."
  • Puneeth Naga Sai Krishna Meruva of Homestead Senior High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana for his project titled "Autonomous Motion Planning for Hyper-Redundant Modular Robotic Systems using State Estimation, Obstacle Avoidance, and Intelligence Locomotion Algorithms."
The Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair® (ISEF) is the world's largest pre-college science competition. In 2015, approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries competed for individual and team awards totaling over $4 million in prizes and scholarships. Participating students advanced to the Intel ISEF after receiving top honors at local, regional and national science competitions worldwide throughout the academic year.  
AIPLA, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, was founded in 1897 to maintain a high standard of professional ethics, to aid in the improvement in laws relating to intellectual property and in their proper interpretation by the courts, and to provide legal education to the public and to its members on intellectual property issues. AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community.

Erin Sheehan

Communications Specialist