Teen wins $100,000 for flu advance

Eric Chen claimed the top prize at the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search competition

By Sid Perkins, 09:30 AM March 12, 2014

WASHINGTON — Following a weekend when most of the United States sprang forward to Daylight Savings Time, the nation’s top teen researchers sprang to the fore. The top 10 finishers in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search all claimed big prizes. Their wins in the prestigious science competition were announced during a black-tie awards gala held here on Tuesday, March 11. The gala took place in the aptly named Great Hall of the National Building Museum.

Eric Chen, 17, of San Diego, Calif., earned...

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