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Science Talent Search 1950

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 1950.

Top Winner
Saul Sternberg
2nd Place
Donald McCormick
3rd Place
Malcom Gordon

Remaining Top Ten in alphabetical order:
Robert Detenbeck
Lenore Durkee
William Gunter Jr.
Dennis Malone
Cynthia Peterson (Wyeth)
William Reeves Jr.
William Tifft

Gala Speaker
Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer


1950 Alumni Updates

A Nobel Pursuit: Sheldon Glashow STS '50

We welcome and encourage updates on alumni from the Science Talent Search in 1950; please contact us with information.

1950 Finalists


WilliamBeaverAlbanyNY
AliceChesleyPhoenixAZ
PaulCohenBrooklynNY
PatriciaDeCourseyForest HillsNY
RobertDetenbeckKenmoreNY
LenoreDurkeeUticaNY
NoelElliottKelloggID
GeraldFeinbergBronxNY
JoelFineganGaryIN
CynthiaFisherForest HillsNY
RonaldFuchsAltadenaCA
SheldonGlashowNew YorkNY
MalcolmGordonBrooklynNY
WilliamGunter, JrBellinghamWA
JulieHindsOswegoOR
StanleyKorenmanBrooklynNY
SolKrongelbNew JerseyNJ
DavidLubellBrooklynNY
ElihuLubkinBrooklynNY
DennisMaloneKenmoreNY
NicholasMarkoffHuntingtonNY
DonnMartinMariemontOH
DonaldMcCormickOak RidgeTN
WinifredMcPortlandDorchesterMA
CynthiaPetersonPhiladelphiaPA
DonaldPiskuleKimballSD
EdwardPosnerBrooklynNY
WilliamReeves, JrSpringfieldOR
JohnRipponSylvaniaOH
VictorRosen, JrBeverly HillsCA
LawrenceRoslerBrooklynNY
JeromeSiegelBrooklynNY
LisaSteinerKew GardensNY
SaulSternbergBronxNY
AlanSussmanLong Island CityNY
WilliamTifftSeymourCT
AliceTomboulianIthacaNY
EdelWassermanBrooklynNY
EdwardWawszkiewiczNorth SmithfieldRI
PhillipZeidenbergBrooklynNY

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