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

[March 05, 2014]

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

--(Business Wire)--

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 (News - Alert) 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, Allison.Kubota@nof9.com.

Finalists by high school state:

Kathy � � Camenzind � � CA (News - Alert) � � � 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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