Measuring indoor air pollution caused by paraffin and soy candles. Building a new, clearer hearing assistance device that can be replicated for cell phones and radios. Assessing inequalities in how high schools compete in national science competitions.
These are just three of the 40 projects selected to compete at the Intel Science Talent
Search 2010, a program of Society for Science & the Public.
Forty high school seniors from across the country celebrated Wednesday (January 27) their selection as finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2010, America's oldest and most prestigious precollege science competition. Finalists will gather in Washington, D.C. from March 11-16 to compete for $630,000 in awards. The top winner will receive $100,000 from the Intel Foundation. For a list of all 40 finalists, visit www.societyforscience.org/sts.
"This year's finalists are truly inspiring and they reaffirm our belief that programs like
the Intel Science Talent Search foster a passion for math and science, subjects that are the foundation of the innovation that is the key to America’s future success," says Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel's Corporate Affairs Group. "At Intel, we believe that we must invest in math and science education now to reap the benefits of that innovation later."
Society for Science & the Public (SSP), 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 1942. This year marks Intel's 12th year sponsoring the program. Westinghouse was SSP's previous Science Talent Search partner.
"Through their independent research that tackles some of the most challenging scientific issues of our time, these 40 finalists are preparing themselves to be the leaders of tomorrow," says Elizabeth Marincola, president of SSP. "We congratulate these young innovators on their extraordinary achievements and welcome them into the prestigious fold of the Science Talent Search, now in its 69th year."
More information can be found on the Intel Science Talent Search 2010 at
http://www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/events/sts2010. To view ongoing updates about the Intel Science Talent Search 2010, join the Facebook group at www.facebook.com/pages/Inspired-by-Education/32855637280 and follow Twitter updates at www.twitter.com/intelinspire.
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