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Intel STS 2015 finalists

The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation's most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse and beginning in 1998 with Intel, SSP has provided a national stage for the country's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.

You are eligible to apply if:

  • You have completed individual and independent science, engineering, or mathematics research.
  • You are attending school in the United States. (Some US citizens living abroad are also eligible.)
  • You will be completing your last year of secondary school in November, when the application is due.
  • If applicable, your project involving humans or animals falls within the Intel STS rules and has appropriate prior approvals.

Benefits of Intel STS:

  • There are no limitations on the number of students who can enter or win from a particular geographic location.
  • Entrants may submit research of any duration from any time in their lives.
  • There are no cut-offs for test scores, GPA, or any other measures.
  • Three hundred students are chosen as semifinalists and earn $1,000 for themselves and $1,000 for their schools.
  • Forty finalists earn $7,500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC to compete for awards totaling $780,000.

Applications are accepted until 8:00 PM EST November 11, 2015. Finalists will be announced in January 2016.

11:22am, May 15, 2015

Raymond Wang, 17, of Canada was awarded first place for engineering a new air inlet system for airplane cabins to improve air quality and curb disease transmission at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public.

9:19pm, May 14, 2015

This year, more than 1,700 finalists competed at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

7:49pm, May 14, 2015

After an exhausting day of judging, Intel ISEF finalists were invited to enjoy themselves at the Pittsburgh Welcome Mixer. 

For one night, the Carnegie Science Center, SportsWorks, and Heinz Field were open exlusively to Intel ISEF participants. 

3:32pm, May 12, 2015

Dozens of Intel ISEF participants came to Sparkfun Electronic's symposia today and learned how to program an  Arduino Sparkfun BadgerStick. 

2:20pm, May 11, 2015

Last night, 24 students from 16 nations from near and far joined together for Broadcom MASTERS International to experience a week of science fun and adventure in Pittsburgh. 

5:07pm, May 10, 2015
one of two finalist halls for 2015

Intel ISEF 2015 is just getting started.  Scroll through this photo-blog to see registration in full swing and finalists starting to set up their projects. Some have explored the Intel quad (it's so cool!) and lounge and others are preparing their country signs for the opening ceremony. 

10:07pm, May 9, 2015

We're getting geared up for Intel ISEF 2015! Check out some behind the scenes shots in our pre-event photo blog:

9:48am, May 4, 2015

 With Broadcom MASTERS International just around the corner, we asked last year’s delegates how their week in Los Angeles affected them. This year, the program will be run in Pittsburgh, where the excitement for science will really be brought to life!

Shai Grizek, 2014 delegate from Beer Sheva, Israel told us that he knows he wants to pursue a career in science.  Broadcom MASTERS International was an amazing experience for Shai, an experience that certainly solidified his drive and passion for STEM.

4:30am, May 1, 2015
Danielle Jacobson Duy Phan, Carolyn, Gregory Konar, Audrey Leasure, Raihan Kabir

On Thursday, April 16, SSP staff had the opportunity to reconnect with science education program alumni currently studying or working at Johns Hopkins University. 

The trip began with a stop at the JHU Undergraduate Research Day to see some of the work of our impressive alumni on display. 

4:30am, April 29, 2015

Makayla Gates came to Washington, DC for the first time in her life last year. She flew into the city for Broadcom MASTERS 2014, where she presented her project entitled Acoustic Levitation: The Wave of the Future.

It's been a whirlwind of a year for Makayla since Broadcom MASTERS. Read on to learn more! 

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