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Intel ISEF honors teens’ science

Winners of science competition announced

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5:42pm, May 30, 2013

PHOENIX — A self-driving vehicle brought its inventor, a 19-year-old Romanian computer scientist, the top prize — and $75,000 — last month at the world’s premier high school research competition. Ionut Budisteanu, of Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania, was the big winner at the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

“This competition encourages millions of students worldwide every year to explore their passion for math and science while developing solutions for global challenges,” said Wendy Hawkins, the executive director of the Intel Foundation.

Budisteanu received his award for designing software to pilot a low-cost, self-navigat

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