Friday, January 29, 2010

Intel Names Intel Science Talent Search 2010 Finalists

Intel has named forty finalists in the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search. The high school seniors were selected from  18 states and represent 36 schools all across the country. Finalists will gather in Washington, D.C. in March to compete for $630,000 in awards with the top winner receiving $100,000 from the Intel Foundation.

The Intel Science Talent Search is considered one America’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition. For a list of all 40 finalists, visit

Intel Science Talent Search 2010 Fast Facts

  • This year's Intel Science Talent Search finalists come from 18 states and represent 36 schools.
  • New York again has the highest number of young innovators in this competition (11 this year). Following New York is California with eight finalists; Texas with three; Illinois, New Jersey and Oregon with two each; and Alabama, Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wisconsin with one finalist each.
  • The 2010 finalists' independent research projects include such topics as examining behavioral factors in breast cancer cures; an autonomous spacecraft navigation system; increasing the performance of organic solar cells and organic light-emitting diodes; semantic image retrieval; comparing language perception, production, and memory in older and younger adults; and chemotherapy and antibiotic drug resistance.
  • What’s next: Finalists will gather in Washington, D.C. for a week-long event from March 11-16 where they will undergo a rigorous judging process, meet with national leaders, interact with leading scientists and display their research at the National Academy of Sciences. Top winners will be announced at a black-tie gala awards ceremony at the National Building Museum on March 16.
More information can be found on the Intel Science Talent Search 2010 press kit at To view ongoing updates about the Intel Science Talent Search 2010, join the Facebook group at and follow Twitter updates at To learn more about Society for Science & the Public, visit

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