Houston: Five Indian students are among the winners at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world's largest pre-college science competition. An Indian-American girl also received a $50,000 scholarship by taking top honours.

The students excelled among a record-setting, worldwide pool of 1,482 competitors from 47 countries, regions and territories, setting the bar for future scientific research in three disciplines. The students who earned laurels for India include Hamsa Padmanabhan (16) of a Kendriya Vidayalaya in Pune. She got the second award of $1500 for Physics of simple prototype for static magnetic levitation.

Apurva Mishra (16) from Dayanand Anglo Vedic public School in Bhubaneshwar got the third award of $1000 in the field of Engineering for Glabenator: An advanced alternative and augmentative communication device.

Swathi Soman (14), Christ Nagar Senior Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram received the third award of $1000 in Environmental Sciences for ``Management of Aphid Pest of Cow Pea by a Bio-Pesticide Fusarium pallidoroseum.''

The two Delhi students who won the fourth award of $500 are Varun Mittal (15) and Kanishka Tiwary (16) of Sanatan Dharam Public School. Their winning project was ``Effect of ChinaBerry fruit extract oil on Feeding, Growth and Fecundity of Plutella Xylostella''. PTI