This March 6 – 12, 2014, forty of America’s most promising young scientists and mathematicians will gather in Washington, D.C., to take part in the country’s most prestigious pre-college science competition, the Intel Science Talent Search. These high school seniors have been chosen from nearly 1,800 applicants based on their innovative approaches to solving some of today’s most complex problems through original research projects.
Young innovators at this year’s competition will present research in the following categories: biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, materials science, mathematics, medicine, microbiology, physics, and space science. Notable research projects include biocompatible solar cells, computer models that simulate social networks or aid in disease screening, innovative breast cancer research, and filter and sensor research that can detect arsenic in the home.
During their week in D.C., finalists will have the opportunity to explore the nation’s capital, meet with dignitaries, interact with distinguished scientists in their fields of study, and present their work to the public at the National Geographic Society.
Prizes of USD 630,000 will be awarded to finalists at the grand awards ceremony, including USD 100,000 for the first-place winner. Don’t miss the live Webcast Tuesday, March 11th, at 7:35 p.m., EST.