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Teens win big for their research

By Meghan Rosen / March 13, 2013 Science News for Students

Jonah Kallenbach and Adam Joseph Bowman join first place winner Sara Volz, to round out the top three places in the competition. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sara Volz just became a $100,000 grand-prize winner for an experiment grown under her bed. On March 12, this 17-year-old snagged the top award at the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search (STS).

Volz is a bubbly student at Cheyenne Mountain High School, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She conducted an experiment that coaxed algae into boosting their production of oil for use in biofuel.  Read More>>

Intel Science Talent Search 2013 Top Ten Award Winners:

1st Place - Sara Volz, Colorado Springs, CO

2nd Place - Jonah Kallenbach, Boxborough, MA

3rd Place - Adam Bowman, Brentwood, TN

4th Place - Hannah Larson, Eugene, OR

5th Place - Peter Kraft, Munster, IN

6th Place - Kensen Shi, College Station, TX

7th Place - Samuel Zbarsky, Rockville, MD

8th Place - Brittany Wenger, Sarasota, FL

9th Place - Akshay Padmanabha, Collierville, TN

10th Place - Sahana Vasudevan, Palo Alto, CA

Intel Science Talent Search 2013 Forty Finalists:

Paulomi Bhattacharya of Cupertino, CAJiayi Peng of Chappaqua, NY
Surya Bhupatiraju of Lexington, MALilia Popova of Ann Arbor, MI
Adam Bowman of Brentwood, TNSamantha Scibelli of Burnt Hills, NY
Jennifer Chan of Upper Saddle River, NJRaja Selvakumar of Alpharetta, GA
Kevin Chen of Fremont, CANaomi Shah of Portland, OR
Lillian Chin of Decatur, GAMeghan Shea of West Chester, PA
Katherine Cordwell of Albuquerque, NMKensen Shi of College Station, TX
Annie Dai* of Phoenix, AZJamie Solimano of New York, NY
Alexa Dantzler of Manassas, VAMayuri Sridhar of Kings Park, NY
Kevin Garbe of Saratoga, CAJack Takahashi of Saratoga, CA
Lane Gunderman of Chicago, ILChris Traver of Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Jacob Johnson of Boxborough, MARaghav Tripathi of Portland, OR
Jonah Kallenbach of Ambler, PASahana Vasudevan of Palo Alto, CA
Peter Kraft of Munster, INSara Volz of Colorado Springs, CO
Hannah Larson of Eugene, ORJoy Wang of Orefield, PA
Stephen Le Breton of Greenwich, CTBrittany Wenger of Sarasota, FL
Daniel McQuaid of Ossining, NYCatherine Wong of Morristown, NJ
Pavan Mehrotra of Simi Valley, CASamuel Zbarsky of Rockville, MD
Naethan Mundkur of Louisville, KYKelly Zhang of Orinda, CA
Vincent O'Leary of Wheeling, WVMichael Zhang of Saint James, NY
Akshay Padmanabha of Collierville, TN 

*unable to participate

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