Media Alert: Nation’s Brightest Young Scientists to Showcase Innovative Research at the Intel Science Talent Search

Next week, 40 brilliant high school seniors will convene in Washington, D.C. to compete for more than $1 million in awards and recognition as America’s most innovative young scientists and researchers. These students are finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2015, a program of Society for Science & the Public and the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science and math competition.

Starting this year, the Intel Science Talent Search has tripled the top award amounts to further reward young scientists. In place of the previous grand prize of $100,000, three new Medal of Distinction awards of $150,000 each will be presented to students who show exceptional scientific potential in three areas: Basic Research, Global Good, and Innovation. Since assuming title sponsorship of the Intel Science Talent Search in 1998, Intel has increased annual awards and scholarships from $205,000 to $1.6 million.

WHAT:

Media are invited to attend a public exhibition of the Intel Science Talent Search finalists’ projects and meet the next generation of scientists, researchers and engineers. Finalists will be available for interviews and photos as they display, describe and answer questions about their research.

WHEN & WHERE:

Public Exhibition of Projects:

Sunday, March 8, 1-4 p.m. ET

National Geographic Society

1145 17th St. NW

Washington, D.C, 20036

WHO:

All 40 Intel Science Talent Search 2015 finalists. These high schools seniors hail from 36 schools in 18 states. The finalists’ research projects include:

  • An advanced encryption system with potential applications in cybersecurity
  • New logic synthesis methods that realize cost, space and time benefits of memristor-based computer chips.
  • A machine learning-based method to identify promising drugs to combat cancer, tuberculosis and Ebola
  • An inexpensive water treatment system that removes arsenic from drinking water

For a full list of this year’s finalists, visit student.societyforscience.org/intel-sts.

“The public exhibition of these projects provides an opportunity for students, parents and other members of the community to meet the exceptional Intel Science Talent Search finalists and highlights the importance of science, engineering, and technology education – which is crucial to produce the researchers and innovators that drive companies like Intel,” said Justin Rattner, president of the Intel Foundation.

“The public exhibition of the Intel Science Talent Search projects allows these accomplished young researchers to not only showcase their work, but also provides an opportunity for them to inspire science enthusiasts of all ages,” said Maya Ajmera, president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public and alumna of the Science Talent Search. “I look forward to learning from them about the research they have conducted and meeting the STEM leaders of tomorrow.”

Justin Rattner and Maya Ajmera will both be available for comment.

MORE INFO:

More Info: To get the latest Intel Science Talent Search news, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/education and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACTS:

To RSVP for either event or to schedule interviews, please contact Olivia Campbell

646-384-2095, olivia.campbell@nof9.com

Finalists by high school state:         

Anvita

Gupta

AZ

Eswar

Anandapadmanaban

NJ

Jihyeon

Lee

CA

Alexander

Lin

NJ

Jennifer

McCleary

CA

Brice

Huang

NJ

Kriti

Lall

CA

Scott

Massa

NY

Tanay

Tandon

CA

Kalia

Firester

NY

Saranesh

Prembabu

CA

Ien

Li

NY

Augustine

Chemparathy

CA

Crystal

Zheng

NY

Somya

Khare

CA

Samuel

Epstein

NY

Andrew

Jin

CA

Charles

Gulian

NY

Rohith

Kuditipudi

CA

Max

Pine

NY

Steven

Wang

CA

Tiffany

Sun

NY

Yelena

Mandelshtam

CA

Emily

Spencer

OH

Jesse

Zhang

CO

Anika

Raghuvanshi

OR

Catherine

Li

FL

Valerie

Ding

OR

Ryan

D’Mello

IL

Shashwat

Kishore

PA

Noah

Golowich

MA

Lily

Liu

TX

Michael

Winer

MD

Brandon

Cui

UT

Yizhen

Zhang

MD

Anya

Michaelsen

VA

Emily

Ashkin

NC

Reesab

Pathak

WA

Nicole

Escow

NJ

Dhaivat

Pandya

WI

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