Young scientists win big in Washington

2012 Intel Science Talent Search recognizes the nation’s top high school researchers

By Daniel Strain, 14:34 PM March 15, 2012

When it comes to big awards — the Nobel Prizes, say, or even the Oscars — projects involving gooey worms rarely take home the prize. But the Intel Science Talent Search, or STS, a national science and engineering fair for high school seniors, is different. This year, the competition’s highest honors went to students exploring new treatments for breast cancer, developing ultra-small motors for robots and, yes, studying worms that smear mucus on each other.

Top winners Nithin Tumma, Andrey ...

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