Indian American students receive scholarships for breakthrough discoveries

Reno, Nev. – Several Indian American students won awards ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 from the Davidson Institute of Talent Development. There were 20 students honored with the award and of those, 7 students are Indian American or South Asian American. The honorees include:

Surabhi Mundada won a $10,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for her project, MyGlove: Assisting Hand Movements, Grip, and Tremor. 

Maya Varma won a $25,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for her project, A Wireless Smartphone-Based System for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Illnesses. 

Sriharshita Musunuri won a $50,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for her project, Application of Tetrahedrite and Magnesium Silicide in a Novel Thermoelectric Unicouple to Generate Electricity from Industrial Waste Heat.

Anurudh Ganesan won a $25,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for his project, VAXXWAGON: An Innovative Eco-Friendly “No Ice, No Electric” Active Refrigeration System for Last-Leg Vaccine Transportation.

Raghav Ganesh won a $25,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for his project, Serene: An Assistive Biomedical System for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Meena Jagadeesan won a $50,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for her project, The Exchange Graphs of Weakly Separated Collections. 

Kavita Selva won a $10,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for her project, From Nano Defects to Mega Power: Heavily-Zirconium-Doped Trapped Field (Gd,Y)BaCuO Superconductor Tapes for High Power Wind Turbine Generators.

More information on each Fellow including high-res photos, the original press releases, and a complete bio for the students and their projects can be found on the Davidson Gifted website.

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