Update Jan. 26: Finalists announced
The 40 finalists were just announced for the Intel Science Talent Search.
Seven are from schools in New York. Congratulations to:
Jan Jiawei of Garden City High School
Michelle Abi Hackman of Great Neck North High
Grace Eleanor Phillips of Mamaroneck High,
Alydaar Rangwala of the Albany Academies
Matthew Lam of Jericho High
Jonathan Aaron Goldman of Kennedy High in Plainview-Old Bethpage
Bryan Dawei He of Williamsville East
You can find out the titles of their topics online.
From here the students will participate in final judging from March 10-15. At stake is $630,000 in awards with a top prize of $100,000 to be announced March 15.
Congrats to the students, their parents, teachers, schools and the higher education institutions that are invaluable in providing them access to state-of-the-art research labs and more.
Jan 19: New York students shine in first round of Intel awards
One hundred New York state students are in the running to be finalists for the Intel Science Talent Search.
The nation's most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors selects 300 semifinalists nationwide from a pool of 1,744 applicants. Forty finalists will be chosen Jan. 26. The top winner will be selected March 15 and will earn $100,000 after presenting their original research.
"No other state even comes close to the level of achievement New York state schools provide," said NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira of the honor that's often described as the Nobel Prize for high school mathematicians and scientists. She noted that for years New York has garnered 30 percent or higher of the semifinalists.
A full list of the 2011 semifinalists can be found at www.societyforscience.org/document.doc?id=264.