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Intel Science Talent Search: San Jose teen wins top prize, $150,000

Noah Golowich, Andrew Jin, and Michael Hofmann Winer each received first place awards of $150,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search 2015, a program of Society for Science & the Public.

The top winners and other finalists from across the United States took home top awards totaling more than $1 million.

These finalists were chosen from the select pool of 300 high school seniors named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2015 on January 7.

The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition. It honors exceptional high school seniors for their scientific research and their potential as future leaders in the scientific community.

Each year, approximately 1,800 students attending American high schools enter the competition in the hope of winning awards. The applicant pool is first narrowed to three hundred semifinalists, who – along with their schools – receive cash prizes. From there, the top 40 candidates are selected as Intel STS finalists and invited to Washington, D.C., to attend a week-long celebration of science and compete for top honors:


Rewarding excellence
This year, the Intel Science Talent Search features a new awards structure that triples the prize money for top winners in three categories.
Basic Research
                First Prize: $150,000
                Second Prize: $75,000
                Third Prize: $35,000
Global Good
                First Prize: $150,000
                Second Prize: $75,000
                Third Prize: $35,000
Innovation
                First Prize: $150,000
                Second Prize: $75,000
                Third Prize: $35,000
The remaining 31 finalists each receive $7,500.
  Additionally, every finalist receives:
  • An all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
  • An opportunity to meet with government officials, including the President or Vice President of the United States
  • A chance to interact with distinguished scientists and display research at the National Geographic Society

  In total, more than $1.6 million in prizes will be awarded at Intel STS 2015.

Source : Intel


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