Young achiever: Akash Levy
Family: Father, Jeremy Levy; mother, Chandralekha Singh; brother, Ishan Levy
School: Senior at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School
Noteworthy: Levy won honorable mention at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles from the American Association of Physics Teachers. He presented his project, Piezoforce Imaging of Confined Oxide Nanowires, while competing for more than $4 million in awards.
Activities/interests: He is involved in Science Bowl, Science Olympiad and is captain of the school's Robotics Team. He plays ultimate Frisbee for the school team. He composes music and plays piano and has programmed computers since third grade. He will attend Princeton University in the fall and major in computer science.
Quote: “It was a wonderful experience meeting students excited about science from all over the world. I'm really interested in volunteering for it because next year the competition will be held in Pittsburgh.”