Arizona Technology and Innovation: Intel Science Talent Winner
March 27, 2015
An Arizona 17-year-old girl is among the winners of the national Intel Science Talent Search. Anvita Gupta of Scottsdale took home a third place Medal of Distinction for Global Good and $35,000 in the event held earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Gupta used machine learning to “teach” a computer to identify potential drugs for cancer, tuberculosis and Ebola. Preclinical trials are already underway in China on the tuberculosis drugs that she identified. Gupta and Cathleen Barton, Arizona Education Manager for Intel, will discuss the talent search and the research that won Gupta her prize.