Media Alert: See the Nation’s Brightest Young Scientific Innovators in Action at the Intel Science Talent Search

Intel Science Talent Search

A new approach to the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s, a model that can predict the likelihood of mortgage delinquency, and the development of new drug candidates that could potentially help in treating the common flu. These are just a few examples of the research currently being developed by 40 high school seniors who are poised to be the nation’s next scientific innovators. They’ll be in Washington, D.C. from March 6-12 to compete for more than $630,000 in the Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public.

WHAT:

Media are invited to attend the Intel Science Talent Search public exhibition of projects where they’ll be able to get a sense of what the country’s future leading scientists, researchers and engineers look like. Finalists will be available for interviews and photos as they display, describe and answer questions about their notable research.

WHEN & WHERE:

Public Exhibition of Projects:

Sunday, March 9, 1-4 p.m. ET

National Geographic Society

1145 17th St. NW

Washington, D.C, 20036

WHO:

All 40 Intel Science Talent Search 2014 finalists. These high schools seniors hail from 33 schools in 14 states. The finalists’ research projects include promising innovations in:

  • Biocompatible solar cells
  • Computer models that simulate social networks or aid in disease screening
  • Innovative breast cancer research
  • Filter and sensor research to detect arsenic in the home

For a full list of this year’s finalists, visit https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-sts-2014-finalists.

“The Intel Science Talent Search finalists show how engineering and science can empower today’s youth to solve real problems that affect real people,” said Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation. “We encourage the public to attend the public exhibition of projects to meet these exciting young innovators and learn how they will change our world.”

“The Intel Science Talent Search public exhibition of projects is a great opportunity for anyone, of any age, to meet some of the nation’s most inspiring young researchers and talk with them about their work,” said Rick Bates, interim CEO of Society for Science & the Public. “Join us to see first-hand the excitement and importance of hands-on research.”

Wendy Hawkins and Rick Bates will both be available for comment.

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.

View the Multimedia Press Kit
(includes the full story with high resolution photos, videos, quotes, fact sheets, and more)

CONTACTS:

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

Allison Kubota, 646-525-6718, Allison.Kubota@nof9.com.

Finalists by high school state:

Kathy Camenzind CA William Kuszmaul MA
Eric Chen CA Ajay Saini MA
Angela Kong CA David Seong MA
Kevin Lee CA Joshua Meier NJ
Charles Liu CA Brianna Pereira NJ
Esha Maiti CA John Clarke NY
Sreyas Misra CA Aron Coraor NY
Natalie Ng CA Soham Daga NY
Emily Pang CA Anubhav Guha NY
Jiho Park CA Preeti Kakani NY
Vishnu Shankar CA Ivan Paskov NY
Anne Merrill CT Sara Sakowitz NY
Anand Srinivasan GA Kaitlyn Shin NY
Viola Mocz HI Alec Arshavsky NC
Rahul Mehta IL Parth Thakker NC
Yushi Homma IN Zarin Rahman SD
Shaun Datta MD Joyce Kang TN
Neil Davey MD Steven Chen TX
Benjamin Freed MD Lisa Michaels TX
Jessica Shi MD Thabit Pulak TX

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