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Winners announced at Intel STS 2014

Eric S. Chen, 17, of San Diego, CA won the top award of $100,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search 2014 for his research of potential new drugs to treat influenza. His interdisciplinary approach combined computer modeling with structural studies and biological validation, with a focus on drugs that inhibit endonuclease.

Second place and $75,000 went to Kevin Lee of Irvine, CA who developed a faster and computationally efficient mathematical model to describe the shape of the heart as it beats using the principles of fluid mechanics.

Third place and $50,000 went to William Henry Kuszmaul of Lexington, MA, who developed a new approach to the mathematics of modular enumeration with applications to a wide number of problems in computer science, bioinformatics and computational biology.

Read the press release on the Intel STS 2014 top winners!

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full list of Intel STS 2014 Semifinalists
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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

March 11, 2014, 9:30 p.m. Eastern time
June 1, 2014
Application for Intel STS 2015 opens for students who will be in their last year of secondary school in November 2014. Sign up here for e-mail notification when the application opens.
November 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time
2015 Transcript and Recommendation Due Date

November 12, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time
2015 Application Deadline

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