Forty high school seniors from across the United States are celebrating
their selection as finalists in the country's oldest and most
prestigious pre-college science competition, the Intel Science Talent
Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP).
The Intel Science Talent Search encourages students to tackle
challenging scientific questions and develop skills to help solve some
of the world's greatest challenges. Entrants are judged on the
originality and creativity of their scientific research projects as well
as their achievement and leadership both inside and outside the
classroom. Finalists' research spans from a mathematical model that can
replicate cardiac arrhythmias to a fast-charging, low-cost energy
storage supercapacitor to innovative stem cell research. The 40
finalists will convene in Washington, D.C. from March 6-12 to compete
for $630,000 provided by the Intel Foundation, including a grand prize
of $100,000 that will be awarded to the first-place winner.
"We celebrate these 40 students because their contributions to the world
of science will help solve some of our most pressing challenges," said
Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation. "The Intel
Science Talent Search encourages hands-on experience with math and
science, which is imperative in enabling young people to think
critically, solve problems and understand the world around them."
Society for Science & the Public, a nonprofit membership organization
dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education, has
owned and administered the Science Talent Search since its inception in
"We are inspired by the knowledge, determination and passion of this
year's Intel Science Talent Search finalists," said Rick Bates, interim
CEO and chief advancement officer of Society for Science & the Public.
"With Intel, we share great excitement in the promise of their future,
not only at the finals in March, but as they dig deeper into their
particular research and into the challenges society faces."
Intel Science Talent Search 2014 Fast Facts
In the past, young innovators chosen to participate in the Science
Talent Search have received some of the world's most prestigious honors.
For example, Science Talent Search alumni have gone on to win eight
Nobel Prizes, two Fields Medals, five National Medals of Science, 11
MacArthur Foundation Fellowships and even an Academy Award for Best
Intel assumed title sponsorship of the Intel Science Talent Search 16
years ago and has increased annual awards and scholarships from $207,000
to $1.25 million to better acknowledge achievement in these important
subjects. Over the past decade, Intel and the Intel Foundation have
invested more than $1 billion, and Intel employees have donated close to
4 million hours toward improving education in more than 70 countries,
regions and territories.
To get the latest Intel Science Talent Search news, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/education,
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