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Intel STS 2016 Semifinalists

The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition. Alumni of STS have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world's most coveted science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and National Medal of Science. Annually, students entering the Intel STS compete for more than $1.6 million in awards. Only 300 students are announced as semifinalists each year. From this select pool, 40 finalists are then invited to Washington, DC in March to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for three top awards of $150,000 each. 

Download the Semifinalist Book to view semifinalists by state and see project titles.

Abrahams, Madeline Leah, 17
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY

Aggarwal, Eash, 17
Spring-Ford Senior High School, Royersford, PA

Aggarwal, Muskaan, 17
Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, CA

Aguirre, Jason Mark, 17
Ossining High School, Ossining, NY

Ahmed, Aishah Isabelle, 17
Port Huron Northern High School, Port Huron, MI

Ain, Danyaal, 17
Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY

Amini, Andrew Ethridge, 17
Yorktown High School, Yorktown Heights, NY

Amirault, David, 18
Lexington High School, Lexington, MA

Amsel, Noah, 18
Hunter College High School, New York, NY

Aneziris, Eleni, 17
Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, NY

Arammash, Mohammad, 17
Spring Valley High School, Columbia, SC

Arivudainambi, Aishwarrya, 17
Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, Worcester, MA

Badger, Kimberly Nicole, 17
Ossining High School, Ossining, NY

Bae, Emily, 17
William A. Shine Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, NY

Bandyopadhyay, Ayan, 18
Bellarmine College Preparatory School, San Jose, CA

Banerjee, Neehar, 18
Mayo High School, Rochester, MN

Beattie, Shannon Tayler, 18
William Floyd High School, Mastic Beach, NY

Berenblum, Sela, 17
Byram Hills High School, Armonk, NY

Berlinger, Maya, 17
Somers High School, Lincolndale, NY

Berman, Katharine Barr, 17
Hastings High School, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Bhardwaj, Amar Agustin, 17
Hong Kong International School, China, Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong

Bhethanabotla, Vignesh Chandra, 17
C. Leon King High School, Tampa, FL

Bhuiya, Sabreen, 17
Herricks High School, New Hyde Park, NY

Bishop, Anusha, 17
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY

Bishop, Arun, 17
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY

Blackburn, Lee, 17
Lawrence High School, Cedarhurst, NY

Boguraev, Anna-Sophia, 17
Fox Lane High School, Bedford, NY

Boisvert, Katelyn, 17
Chandler Preparatory Academy, Chandler, AZ

Bollt, Scott Alexander, 17
Potsdam Central High School, Potsdam, NY

Bose, Anoushka, 17
Francis W. Parker School, San Diego, CA

Braunstein, Simone, 18
Dalton School, New York, NY

Brotmann, Jack, 17
John Jay High School, Cross River, NY

Brown, Paige, 17
Bangor High School, Bangor, ME

Burch, Claire Bernadette, 17
Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, CA

Burkey, Kyley, 17
Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, NE

Bush, Natalie Marie, 17
St. Joseph's Academy, Baton Rouge, LA

Caddell, John Chapman Alexander, 17
Robert Louis Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, CA

Carrion, Michael Benett, 17
Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, NY

Chakraborty, Shuvam, 17
Berkshire School, Sheffield, MA

Chan, Alexandra Jessie, 17
Syosset High School, Syosset, NY

Chan, Michelle, 17
Hunter College High School, New York, NY

Chan, Therese, 17
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY

Chang, Kevin, 17
Byram Hills High School, Armonk, NY

Chen, Andrew Liu, 17
Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA

Chen, Arthur, 17
Lawrence High School, Cedarhurst, NY

Chen, Eric S, 17
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD

Chen, Krista, 17
The Wheatley School, Old Westbury, NY

Chen, Sophia, 17
Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, NY

Cheng, Audrey, 17
Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA

Chhugani, Ayesha, 17
Herricks High School, New Hyde Park, NY

Chi, Patrick, 17
Niskayuna High School, Niskayuna, NY

Cho, Julia Hayoung, 17
Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA

Cho, Min Sung, 17
Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology, Hackensack, NJ

Choe, Joshua, 17
St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX

Colburn, Thomas William, 17
Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge, TN

Cox, Meredith, 17
Durham Academy Upper School, Durham, NC

Cui, Jake Yee, 17
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

Cui, Tingyue, 17
Terre Haute South Vigo High School, Terre Haute, IN

Das, Anjali, 18
The University of Chicago Laboratory High School, Chicago, IL

Dauman, Cori Allyson, 17
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, Plainview, NY

Davis, Anne Blythe, 18
Stanford University Online High School, Stanford, CA

Descorbeth, Olivia, 17
John L. Miller Great Neck North High School, Great Neck, NY

Devalapurkar, Sanath, 15
West High School, Torrance, CA

Devanathan, Nirupama, 17
Homestead High School, Fort Wayne, IN

DiMino, Dessie Ann, 18
Garden City High School, Garden City, NY

Ding, Yifeng, 17
Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park, KS

Dixit, Rohan, 18
Poolesville High School, Poolesville, MD

Dogar, Mariam, 16
Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, Worcester, MA

D'Silva, Jeremy Philip, 16
Father Gabriel Richard High School, Ann Arbor, MI

Dubelier, Madeline, 17
Potomac School, McLean, VA

Dun, Peter, 17
Canterbury School, Ft Wayne, IN

Ekim, Baris, 18
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West, Montezuma, NM

Epstein, Brandon Rafal, 17
Half Hollow Hills High School West, Dix Hills, NY

Fagen, E. Madeline Rose, 17
Paul D. Schreiber High School, Port Washington, NY

Fang, Noah Zhou, 18
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD

Feinstein, Benjamin James, 17
Ossining High School, Ossining, NY

Feldman, Emma Nicole, 17
Paul D. Schreiber High School, Port Washington, NY

Fishelson, Maxwell, 18
Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY

Ganesh, Durga, 17
Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA

Ge, Beverly, 17
Buchholz High School, Gainesville, FL

Gilmartin, Raymond, 17
South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, CA

Gleyzer, Rachel, 17
Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology, Hackensack, NJ

Goldschlag, Yaelle, 17
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD

Gopi, Ajay, 17
Irvington High School, Fremont, CA

Gorrepati, Krishna Teja, 18
Spring Valley High School, Columbia, SC

Gowri, Gokul Sethu, 17
Inglemoor Senior High School, Bothell, WA

Greenwald, Nikolas Kos, 17
Dobbs Ferry High School, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Grimmett, Maria Elena, 17
Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, FL

Guan, Carolyn S, 17
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, TX

Guo, Daniel, 17
Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA

Gupta, Meghal, 17
Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA

Gupta, Vikul, 17
Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR

Hamann, Cayla, 17
Yorktown High School, Yorktown Heights, NY

Han, Rachael, 18
Academy for Medical Science Technology, Hackensack, NJ

He, Adam, 17
Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, AL

Higashino, Soon il Junko, 18
Ossining High School, Ossining, NY

Hirsch, Daniel Jordan, 17
Syosset High School, Syosset, NY

Hou, George, 17
Arcadia High School, Arcadia, CA

Hu, Emily, 17
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, TX

Hu, Sophia Rui, 17
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC

Hu, Yidong, 17
Winston Churchill High School, Potomac, MD

Huang, Jessica Li, 17
Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, NY

Huang, Vivian, 17
South Burlington High School, South Burlington, VT

Hudek, Katherine, 16
Hudek Home School, Grafton, MA

Hwang, Philip Ken-ka, 18
Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics, Oklahoma City, OK

Jagadeesan, Meena, 17
Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

Jaggi, Rishab, 17
Shaker High School, Latham, NY

Jagota, Milind, 17
Liberty High School, Bethlehem, PA

Jain, Aaditya, 17
Edgemont High School, Scarsdale, NY

Jain, Ajay, 17
Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA

Jain, Varun, 16
Monte Vista High School, Danville, CA

Jawaid, Zeeshan, 16
Carpe Diem Collegiate High School, Yuma, AZ

Jeffrey, John Patrick, 17
Kings Park High School, Kings Park, NY

Jons, Carolyn, 17
Eden Prairie High School, Eden Prairie, MN

Kamath, Tarun Vinod, 17
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

Kang, Rachel, 17
Syosset High School, Syosset, NY

Kanth, Uma, 17
Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, NY

Karnati, Adarsh, 18
Redmond High School, Redmond, WA

Karthik, Anjini, 17
St. Francis High School, Mountain View, CA

Kashner, Zane Ryan W, 18
Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL

Katz, Joshua, 17
Syosset High School, Syosset, NY

Kesten, Jacob Garrett, 17
Loyola College Preparatory School, Shreveport, LA

Khan, Yasir, 17
Ossining High School, Ossining, NY

Kim, Hyein, 18
Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, NY

Kim, Spencer, 17
Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA

Klegar, Jacob, 17
Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

Konz, Sean, 17
Rondout Valley High School, Accord, NY

Kosaraju, Vineet Sai, 17
The Harker School, San Jose, CA

Krishnamoorthy, Vikram, 17
Herricks High School, New Hyde Park, NY

Krishnan, Anagha Yogam, 17
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, TX

Kumar, Parth, 17
Cambridge High School, Milton, GA

Lai, Catherine Jessica Yihui, 17
The Brearley School, New York, NY

Lakmazaheri, Ava, 17
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

Le, Kathy, 17
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, MD

LeBel, Luke, 17
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, Burnt Hills, NY

Lee, Allen, 18
Millburn High School, Millburn, NJ

Lee, Philip, 18
Ardsley High School, Ardsley, NY

Lee, Taesoo Daniel, 17
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC

Leong, Ariel, 17
Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, NY

Levin, Andrew Joseph, 17
Yorktown High School, Yorktown Heights, NY

Li, Alexander, 17
Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA

Li, Amy, 17
Upper Dublin High School, Fort Washington, PA

Li, Amy, 17
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD

Li, David, 17
Commack High School, Commack, NY

Li, Emily, 17
Hunter College High School, New York, NY

Li, Kevin H, 17
Pembroke Hill School, Kansas City, MO

Li, Michael Yifan, 17
James M. Bennett High School, Salisbury, MD

Li, Shixuan Justin, 17
Rutherford High School, Panama City, FL

Lin, Michael, 18
Naperville North High School, Naperville, IL

Lin, Raymond, 17
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD

Liu, Allen, 16
Penfield High School, Penfield, NY

Liu, Danielle, 17
Eastside High School, Gainesville, FL

Liu, Helen, 17
Amity Regional High School, Woodbridge, CT

Liu, Tony X, 17
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, TX

Liu, Vick Cheung, 18
Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada, CA

Lu, Vivian, 17
Concordia International School Shanghai, Shanghai, Jinqiao, Pudong, China

Luo, Sophia Yuting, 17
The Harker School, San Jose, CA

Ma, Jonathan, 17
The Harker School, San Jose, CA

Madan, Sanna, 17
Poolesville High School, Poolesville, MD

Makaram, Yashaswini, 17
Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, Worcester, MA

Malladi, Sadhika, 17
The Harker School, San Jose, CA

Mandel, Graelin, 17
John L. Miller Great Neck North High School, Great Neck, NY

Manga, Bogdan, 18
International Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Marshall, Nathan Charles, 17
Boise High School, Boise, ID

Mashal, Rachel, 17
John F. Kennedy High School, Bellmore, NY

Mastrogiannis, Ariana, 17
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY

Maxim, Demetri, 17
Gould Academy, Bethel, ME

McDermott, Emily, 17
Smithtown High School East, Saint James, NY

McLaughlin, Emma, 17
Oceanside High School, Oceanside, NY

Medarametla, Dhruv, 16
Troy High School, Troy, MI

Meersand, Andrew, 17
Lynbrook High School, Lynbrook, NY

Menon, Shreya, 17
Skyline High School, Ann Arbor, MI

Miller, Megan Elizabeth, 17
Western Alamance High School, Elon, NC

Mills, Austin Howard, 18
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

Mong, Arnold, 17
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD

Morgan, Trevor Christopher, 18
Stanford University Online High School, Stanford, CA

Morris, Brian P, 17
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD

Mousa, Deena S, 16
Emma Willard School, Troy, NY

Moussavi, Sarah, 17
John F. Kennedy High School, Bellmore, NY

Nagib, Marc, 17
Towson High School, Towson, MD

Nakano, Clarence Masato, 17
Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada, CA

Nene, Ajinkya Kishore, 17
Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA

Nijim, Sally, 17
Willowbrook High School, Villa Park, IL

O'Brien, Harriet, 18
Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, NY

Odzer, Nicole, 17
Pine Crest School, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Oh, Brian, 17
Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, NY

Osuga, Memie, 17
Hunter College High School, New York, NY

Park, Edward, 17
Las Cruces High School, Las Cruces, NM

Parrish, Margaret Katherine, 17
Chamberlain High School, Tampa, FL

Paul, Allison Rae, 17
La Salle Academy, Providence, RI

Prevost, Drew, 17
Covenant Christian Academy, Huntsville, AL

Punjabi, Amol, 17
Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, Worcester, MA

Puri, Vibha, 17
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC

Rachakonda, Vinaichandra Sai, 17
Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, MD

Ramanujan, Suruchi Archita, 17
Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, KS

Rane, Sunayana, 17
Interlake High School, Bellevue, WA

Rau, Amrit, 17
Northwood High School, Irvine, CA

Ravichandran, Kavya, 17
Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, OH

Ravinder, Divya, 17
International Baccalaureate School, Bartow, FL

Reeves, Wyatt Richard, 18
Robert L. Paschal High School, Fort Worth, TX

Revanur, Swetha, 17
Evergreen Valley High School, San Jose, CA

Rieger, Elizabeth, 17
Garden City High School, Garden City, NY

Riley, Julia, 17
Ossining High School, Ossining, NY

Rowan, Dominick Michael, 17
Byram Hills High School, Armonk, NY

Rudrapatna, Akshata, 17
Hamilton High School, Chandler, AZ

Ryeom, Emily, 17
The Chapin School, New York, NY

Safreno, Dina, 17
Sacred Heart Preparatory School, Atherton, CA

Sahni, Prateek, 18
Riverdale Country School, Bronx, NY

Saini, Sashrika, 17
Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, Worcester, MA

Sandhu, Onkar, 17
Clovis North High School, Fresno, CA

Sarda, Nilai, 16
The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA

Sawhney, Mehtaab Singh, 17
Commack High School, Commack, NY

Sayana, Anin, 17
Bellarmine College Preparatory School, San Jose, CA

Scheier, Zoe, 17
Ossining High School, Ossining, NY

Schiffer, Benjamin, 17
University High School, Urbana, IL

Sedigh, Kameron, 17
Kings Park High School, Kings Park, NY

Senzer, Benjamin Drew, 17
Syosset High School, Syosset, NY

Shah, Rishi Nilesh, 17
Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, NY

Sharma, Anu, 17
Oak Hall Private School, Gainesville, FL

Shen, Ethan, 17
Cupertino High School, Cupertino, CA

Shen, Simon Polaris, 17
Desert Vista High School, Phoenix, AZ

Shimanuki, Luke, 17
Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA

Shroff, Kunal, 17
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

Shutthanandan, Swetha, 17
Richland High School, Richland, WA

Siegle, Lyndsay Taylor, 17
Byram Hills High School, Armonk, NY

Sivaraman, Venkatesh, 17
Bexley High School, Columbus, OH

Sparkman, Lea Margie, 18
Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA

Srinivas, Pranav, 17
Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA

Sukumar, Claire Lilly, 17
Ossining High School, Ossining, NY

Sun, Eric, 18
Pueblo West High School, Pueblo, CO

Sun, Matthew Daochi, 17
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

Sun, Michelle T., 17
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC

Sundaresan, Rishi Shankar, 17
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC

Szabo, Nicholas, 17
Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT

Tang, Angela, 17
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Tang, Dorrie, 17
Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA

Tang, Sarah, 17
Byram Hills High School, Armonk, NY

Taylor, Aliyah Shian, 17
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY

Terrones, Gianmarco, 18
Potomac School, McLean, VA

Tessier-Lavigne, Ella, 17
Dalton School, New York, NY

Tolvo, Josiah, 18
Berkshire School, Sheffield, MA

Tong, Fangrui, 17
Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, NY

Tsaoussis, Simon Peter, 18
Christopher Columbus High School, Miami, FL

Tu, Catherine, 17
Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA

Ubriaco, Julian, 17
Kings Park High School, Kings Park, NY

Uwamanzu-Nna, Augusta, 17
Elmont Memorial High School, Elmont, NY

Varanasi, Vamsi Jaya, 17
William G. Enloe High School, Raleigh, NC

Varma, Maya, 17
Presentation High School, San Jose, CA

Vaughn, Julie Renee, 17
Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA

Vejalla, Anuush Krishna, 17
Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, MI

Vemuri, Sreya, 17
Carmel High School, Carmel, IN

Venkat, Girishvar, 17
The University of Texas at Austin (UT High School), Austin, TX

Venkatesh, Omkar Gayathri, 18
Clayton High School, Clayton, MO

Wakhare, Tanay Vijay, 17
Quince Orchard High School, Gaithersburg, MD

Waldock, Dalton, 17
Briarcliff High School, Briarcliff Manor, NY

Walsh, Michelle Lian, 18
The Winsor School, Boston, MA

Wan, Jeffrey, 18
Novi High School, Novi, MI

Wang, Carol, 17
Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY

Wang, Derek, 17
Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO

Wang, Emily, 16
Poolesville High School, Poolesville, MD

Wang, Karissa, 17
Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering and Science (NUAMES), Layton, UT

Wang, Ziheng, 18
St. Pauls School, Concord, NH

Watters, John Wilson, 18
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC

Wei, Jason Weng, 17
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

Weng, Jessica, 18
Wayzata High School, Plymouth, MN

Widmann, Will, 17
Edgemont High School, Scarsdale, NY

Williamson, Griffin, 18
Mamaroneck High School, Mamaroneck, NY

Willner, Asher Justin, 17
Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Wu, David, 17
Troy High School, Troy, MI

Xia, James, 17
Apex High School, Apex, NC

Xu, Jing, 17
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY

Xu, Justin, 17
Troy High School, Troy, MI

Xu, Lillian, 17
Western Albemarle High School, Crozet, VA

Yang, David Kang Myung, 18
Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology, Hackensack, NJ

Yang, Katherine, 17
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC

Yang, Nathan, 17
Roslyn High School, Roslyn Heights, NY

Yao, Xiuya, 17
Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet High School, Nashville, TN

Ylitalo, Max, 17
Stillwater Senior High School, Stillwater, MN

You, Jack, 17
North Allegheny Senior High School, Wexford, PA

You, Michael, 17
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

Yu, Allan, 18
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, TX

Yu, Josephine Jessica, 17
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD

Yu, Rona, 17
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD

Yuan, Michael, 17
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, TX

Yue, Joshua, 18
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, TX

Zeng, Albert, 18
Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA

Zeng, Andrew, 17
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, TX

Zhang, George, 17
Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, CA

Zhang, Jovan Yang, 17
Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM

Zhang, Kristine Alexandra, 17
Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA

Zhang, Michael, 17
Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA

Zhang, Rachel, 17
Parkway South High School, Manchester, MO

Zhang, Richard, 18
Redmond High School, Redmond, WA

Zhang, Victor, 17
Andover High School, Andover, MA

Zhao, David Y., 16
The Lakeside School, Seattle, WA

Zhou, Alice Li, 17
Shanghai American School Pudong Campus, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China

Zhou, Michael, 17
Hopkins School, New Haven, CT

Zhou, Sherry, 17
Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA

Zhu, Clare, 17
Northwood High School, Irvine, CA

Zorn, Casey, 17
Somers High School, Lincolndale, NY

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