Two schoolboy innovators
to compete at Intel ISEF 2011
Aruna Prasad Keerthirathna
The talented duo, T.S. Thilakarathna of
Ananda College Colombo and Aruna Prasad Keerthirathne of Vidyartha
College Kandy, will represent their Motherland at the Intel
International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2011, scheduled to be
held in Los Angeles, USA, from May 8 to 13.
The projects titled 'Live Multifunctional LPT Controlling Software'
presented by T.S. Thilakarathna and the ' Drill Press With Laser Cone
Centering Device,' by Aruna Prasad Keerthirathna were initially
presented by them at the Sri Lanka Science and Engineering Fair (SLSEF)
2011, enabled them to win and qualify for this prestigious global event
in Los Angeles, USA.
These two individual projects were presented at the SLSEF, via the
Junior Inventor of the Year (JIY) competition organised by the
Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), last year.
The Intel ISEF provides a window of opportunity for the cream of the
world''s young scientists and innovators to get together and share their
views and concepts, and showcase their 'cutting edge' science and
engineering projects, to win awards and scholarships.
Intel Corporation of the USA will sponsor the travel and the
accommodation of the two students.
The young innovators with the officials.