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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.

8:18pm, March 9, 2015

The Intel Science Talent Search Public Exhibition of Projects 2015 was a hit! The finalists enjoyed sharing their hard work and knowledge with a large crowd of eager visitors, young and old. Here's a look at some snapshots of the finalists throughout the busy day.  

12:12pm, March 9, 2015

In 74 years, the Science Talent Search has accrued many exceptional alumni. This year, SSP invited the alumni for a private reception during the Intel Science Talent Search Public Exhibition of Projects.

The alumni were able to enter the exhibition hall early to speak with the finalists. Later, they gathered for a reception full of bright company, good wine, and delicious appetizers. 

3:43pm, March 8, 2015

At 1 pm, SSP and Intel opened the doors to the public for the Intel Science Talent Search Public Exhibition of Projects, held at the National Geographic Society. 

1:54pm, March 6, 2015

Not even the weather could keep the Intel Science Talent Search finalists from making their way to icy Washington, DC for the annual competition. 

8:33am, March 5, 2015

The 40 Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 2015 finalists are presenting their research at the National Geographic Society in downtown Washington, D.C. this Sunday.

All attendees should remember to sign up for a free three-month digital subscription to Science News, a SSP publication, and a special perk available only at this event to thank the public for joining SSP and Intel in supporting the Intel STS finalists. 

2:13pm, March 2, 2015

Alex Kendrick, a senior physics major at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA and his younger brother Cole, a junior at Los Alamos High School, are alumni of several Society for Science and the Public programs. Alex participated in the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge in 2006 and 2007, as well as Intel ISEF 2009 - 2011.

3:45am, February 25, 2015

Denise Gardner was a finalist in the 2003 Intel ISEF. At the fair, she presented her research on red wine color stability. Fermented grapes have taken Gardner’s career a long way, from Napa Valley to Penn State.

Check out the SSP blog post on why Gardner credits Intel ISEF for much of her professional growth, and will be giving back at the upcoming Intel ISEF in Pittsburgh this May.

3:45am, February 19, 2015

Frank Wang was a finalist of the 1982 Science Talent Search. Since participating in the program, Wang has gone on to build a successful business, receive multiple degrees in Math, and follow his true passion in teaching.

We caught up with Wang to hear about his experiences and successes. Read more on the SSP blog

3:30am, February 16, 2015

The 40 finalists of the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) will be presenting their research projects to the public on Sunday, March 8, from 1 to 4 pm at the National Geographic Society, in Washington, DC.

Read more about the Intel STS Public Exhibition of Projects

9:31am, February 11, 2015

With science fair season in full swing, SSP is gearing up for this year’s competitions. Click here for a full preview of important 2015 program updates.

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