Long received the award in the Robotics and Intelligent Machines category for his project on robots using image processing technology to aid patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
Among the 10 projects that were submitted by Vietnamese students from six cities and provinces at this year’s event, only Long was able to claim a prize.
Last year, Vietnam attended the Intel ISEF 2018 with a total of eight projects, winning the third-place prize and one consolation prize.
This year, the event drew 1,842 students from 80 countries worldwide, who contributed a total of 1,431 projects.
The Intel ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college science competition and aims to boost the development of science through education whilst also providing an annual playground for young scientists to showcase their abilities.