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Science Talent Search 1947

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 1947

Top Boy
Martin Karplus
Top Girl 
Vera Dyson-Hudson (Demerec)
2nd Place Boy 
Milton Gordon
2nd Place Girl
Irene Rescsanski (Nagy)

Remaining Top Ten in ABC order:
Herman Bieber
Paul Cloke
Jerome Eisenberg
Gary Felsenfeld
William McLeish
Norman Smith

John Taylor Hopkins IV Award 
Gustavus Simmons

Gala Speaker 
Dr. Vannevar Bush

1947 Alumni Updates

A Nobel Pursuit: Leon Cooper STS '47

From High School Prize to Nobel Prize: Martin Karplus

We welcome and encourage updates on alumni from the Science Talent Search in 1947; please contact us with information.

Finalists of the Science Talent Search in 1947
 

HermanBieberBrooklynNY
PaulClokeOronoME
IrwinColeCliffside ParkNJ
LeonCooperNew YorkNY
AnneCoulsonNew YorkNY
CecliaCummingsBakersfieldCA
VeraDyson-HudsonCold Spring HarborNY
JeromeEisenbergPhiladelphiaPA
MarilynEllermannMt SterlingIL
DonaldEmrickWaynesfieldOH
GaryFelsenfeldNew YorkNY
MiltonGordonSt PaulMN
ClarenceGregory, JrGreenwichCT
PhillipHalversonLos AngelesCA
EugeneHaughReedsburgWI
JohnHayesCliftonNJ
PaulaHaymesNew YorkNY
HerbertHouseWilloughbyOH
CharlesInmanBuffaloNY
WalterKambPasadenaCA
MartinKarplusWest NewtonMA
KennethKopplePhiladelphiaPA
RobinKrivanekAlbanyNY
ArthurMattuckBrooklynNY
DonaldMaynardNashvilleTN
JamesMcKennaLebanonNH
WilliamMcLeishCincinnatiOH
MaryMoeChicagoIL
JohnPikeMontclairNJ
HerbertRadackNew YorkNY
DouglasRelyeaPerryNY
WilliamRennagelEdenNY
IreneRescsanskiBridgeportCT
DavidShappirioWashingtonDC
GustavusSimmonsCharlestonWV
NormanSmithUrbanaIL
LeonardTaylorBrooklynNY
DorothyWilliamsEugeneOR
JamesWiltChicagoIL
ArielZemachNew YorkNY

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