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Science Talent Search 1946

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 1946.

Top Boy
Jules Kernen
Top Girl
E. Marilyn Curran (Rohrer)
2nd Place Boy
Stephen Arnold
2nd Place Girl
Josephine Von Hippel (Raskind)

Remaining Top Ten in ABC order:
Douglas Baird
Richard Lewontin
Gordon Newkirk Jr.
Abraham Schweid
Arthur Sicular
Harold Zirin

Gala Speaker
Dr. E. U. Condon


1946 Alumni Updates

We welcome and encourage updates on alumni from the Science Talent Search in 1946; please contact us with information.

1946 Finalists


StephenArnoldOak ParkIL
DouglasBairdWhitesboroNY
LeonBushNew YorkNY
JohnChampenyWellingtonKS
DavidCudabackNapaCA
JamesCummingSt AlbansNY
E.CurranElizabethtownPA
JackDurellBronxNY
GeorgeGainesHamdenCT
WalterGallGarfieldNJ
JamesGibsonEllensburgWA
DonHerbertTulsaOK
JohnHopkins, IVWashingtonDC
JamesHummelLos AngelesCA
DorothyJacksonSouth CharlestonWV
RussellJohnsonNameokiIL
JulesKernenSt LouisMO
NealKindigMedicine LodgeKS
ElaineKnutsenSan AnselmoCA
DorothyKohnenChicagoIL
DanielLarsonDowners GroveIL
ElizabethLauferPhiladelphiaPA
RichardLewontinKew GardensNY
GeraldLudwigBronxNY
AliceMcColloughEugeneOR
GordonNewkirk, JrWest OrangeNJ
JoanOatesSyracuseNY
ElizabethRoemerAlamedaCA
SeymourSackPoughkeepsiePA
AbrahamSchweidNew YorkNY
GilbertSeelyBlaineWA
JamesShieldsSan FranciscoCA
DonaldShombertPittsburghPA
ArthurSicularNew YorkNY
IlonkaTurnerSt AlbansNY
JosephineVon HippelForest HillsNY
RobertWest, JrCaldwellNJ
KennethWidingBrainerdMN
PatriciaWixomBoulderCO
HaroldZirinBridgeportCT

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