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Science Talent Search 1944

Every year for over seven decades, forty finalists have been chosen to attend and compete in the Science Talent Institute week in Washington, DC. This page is a tribute to the memories and alumni of the Science Talent Search of 1944.

Top Boy
Amber Davidson
Top Girl
Anne Van Buren (Hagopian)
2nd Place Boy
Robert Kraichnan
2nd Place Girl
Mary Burgess (Bond)

Remaining Top Ten in ABC order:
Nancy Durant
Kenneth Ford
Murray Gerstenhaber
Lionel Jaffe
Rodman Jenkins
Irving Rozian

Gala Speaker
Dr. Karl Compton



1944 Alumni Updates

We welcome and encourage updates on alumni from the Science Talent Search in 1944; please contact us with information.

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1944 Finalists


RuthBriehlFennimoreWI
EleanorBrownEdwardsvilleIL
MaryBurgessMiltonNY
CharlesButlerMadisonWI
RoyalCorrMilwaukeeWI
GilbertDanielsBrooklynNY
AmberDavidsonFt BridgerWY
NancyDavisWilliamsonWV
RosemaryDeiters, S.C.CincinnatiOH
NancyDurantPlainfieldNJ
EdmondDyett, JrRomeNY
AlbertEarleAldanPA
WildonFickettTucsonAZ
KennethFordCleveland HeightsOH
MurrayGerstenhaberNew YorkNY
LeonGreenPassaicNJ
GeorgeHardyPass-A-GrilleFL
JoyceHarrellMaplewoodNJ
LeeHershensonPittsburghPA
RichardHinkleTahoeCA
TheodoreHouckRochesterNY
EricHowlettRoslynNY
EllenIrvingBronxNY
LionelJaffeBrooklynNY
RodmanJenkinsFt McClellanAL
PatriciaJohnstonRochesterNY
RobertKraichnanElkins ParkPA
VictorMayper, JrNew YorkNY
BenMottelsonLaGrangeIL
JoanMurrayWhitesboroNY
WilliamNewcombGarden CityNY
WaylandNolandMadisonWI
JacquesPoirierWashingtonDC
IrvingRozianHazel ParkMI
CyrilStelzenmullerBirminghamAL
SteadmanThompsonColumbusOH
DonaldTschudyMarghteNJ
AnneVan BurenNew YorkNY
NanWatsonAtlantaGA
LeonardZablowNew YorkNY

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