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Science Talent Search 1951

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 1951.

Top Winner
Robert Kolenkow
2nd Place
Frederick Ernst Jr.
3rd Place
Robert Simpson

Remaining Top Ten in abc order:
Karl Berkelman
Conrad Chester
Rhea Gendzier (Mendoza)
Peter Schneider
Robert Spangler
Richard Thomson
Nick Wheeler

Gala Speaker
Dr. Henry DeWolf Smyth


1951 Alumni Updates

We welcome and encourage updates on alumni from the Science Talent Search in 1951; please contact us with information.

1951 Finalists


KarlBerkelmanLewistonME
PaulBravermanBrooklynNY
StephenBrushOronoME
JamesButlerLakewoodOH
DerrellChambersPaso RoblesCA
LucileCharnleyGypsumKS
ConradChesterRoslyn HeightsNY
CynthiaCooperLebanonPA
JimmyCowan, IIIMaryvilleTN
PatriciaCummisfordArlington HeightsIL
JohnDemkovichNew BrunswickNJ
JohnDennisonKeyserWV
EdmundDrauglisPhiladelphiaPA
WilliamEarleEas BridgewaterMA
FrederickErnst, JrArdsleyNY
RobertFeldsteinManhattenNY
LoisFrolenEugeneOR
RheaGendzierNew YorkNY
MaryGoldsmithCollege ParkMD
DonaldJohnsonBerkeleyCA
RobertKolenkowNiagara FallsNY
DavidLarsonCloquetMN
DouglasMcColmNew YorkNY
DanielNorrisSylvaniaOH
EvaNovotnyForest HillsNY
RobertRosenBrooklynNY
DorothyRosenthalCroton-on-HudsonNY
PeterSchneiderBrooklynNY
KatherineShoubyLafayetteCA
OwenShteirDutch NeckNJ
JohnSibiliaNewarkNJ
PaulSieffertPittsburghPA
RobertSimpsonKenmoreNY
RobertSpanglerCelinaOH
DanaSpencerArlingtonMA
JamesStewartHarrisonNY
RichardThomsonDelmarNY
LennardWhartonExeterNH
NickWheelerThe DallesOR
CarolWiensIndependenceCA

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