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Intel ISEF 2014 Special Awards Organization Profile


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U.S. Agency for International Development



The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the federal government agency responsible for administering foreign aid. USAID works to promote economic and social development in more than 100 countries around the world. The U.S. Global Development Lab works to accelerate the transformation of the development enterprise by opening development to people everywhere with good ideas, promoting new and deepening existing partnerships, bringing data and evidence to bear, and harnessing scientific and technological advances.


Why We Participate

Throughout history, the human condition has dramatically improved through major advances in science, technology, and engineering. By offering Special Awards at the Intel ISEF, USAID hopes to galvanize the brightest young minds in science and engineering to find solutions to the world’s critical development challenges.



2014 Awards Offered

Development Focus Award of $10,000

USAID Global Development Innovation award of $10,000


Intel ISEF 2014 Awards

Development Focus Award of $10,000

Wijesuriya Arachchilage Namal Piyasiri

Versatile Field Construction Machine for Paddy Cultivation


Development Focus Award of $10,000

Anjani Putri

Muhtaza Syafiq

Green Refrigerant Box


Development Focus Award of $10,000

Dhuvarakesh Karthikeyan

MFCs Reloaded: A Novel Bio-Augmented Design to Enhance MFC Efficiency


Development Focus Award of $10,000

Alon Millet

Cellulose Binding Domains: Novel Implications in Agriculture and Biofuel Production



Picture of 2014 Award Winners



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