Wednesday January 22, 2014

Finalists Named In The Intel Science Talent Search 2014

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.