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Media Alert: See the Nation’s Brightest Young Scientific Innovators in Action at the 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.

 

CONTACT:

To RSVP for either event or to schedule interviews, please contact Allison Kubota, 646-525-6718, [email protected].

 

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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