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Intel STS 2016 Winners

Each top winner receives $150,000:

Amol Punjabi, 17, of Marlborough, Massachusetts, won the First Place Medal of Distinction for Basic Research, for developing software that could help drug makers develop new therapies for cancer and heart disease.

Paige Brown, 17, of Bangor, Maine, won the First Place Medal of Distinction for Global Good, for studying the water quality of six environmentally impaired local streams with high E. coli and phosphate contamination levels.

Maya Varma, 17, of Cupertino, California, won the First Place Medal of Distinction for Innovation, for using $35 worth of hobbyist electronics and free computer-aided design tools to create a smartphone-based lung function analyzer that diagnoses lung disease.

Read the press release, including full list of winners

Tomorrow begins today

Learn about the Intel Science Talent Search

The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors.  Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse and since 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.


SSP’s publication, Science News for Students, is great place to start when you’re a looking for a research topic.  Find topics that interest you and pursue research in that area.
There are many approaches that students take to independent science research.  Find a pathway that’s right for you or forge a new path on your own.

Intel STS calendar


Tuesday March 15, 2016
Top Winners Announced

Early June 2016
2017 Application Opens. Intel STS will implement a new application this year using the Fluid Review, an application system owned by Survey Monkey and also used by our Broadcom MASTERS competition.  We believe this will improve ease of use for applicants and recommenders.  Essay questions, questions about the research project, required recommendations and transcript requirement  will remain the same as the 2016 application. 

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