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Science Talent Search 1955

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 1955.

Top Winner
Frederick Greenleaf
2nd Place
Kathleen Rhodes (Hable)
3rd Place
Vaughn Aandahl

Remaining Top Ten in ABC order:
Tom Briggs
Charles Eichman
Roald Hoffmann
Winston Marshall
David Nergaard
James Potter
Daniel Wilson

Gala Speaker
Donald A. Quarles


1955 Alumni Updates

A Nobel Pursuit: Roald Hoffman STS '55
SSP Alum Rolf Barth Understands the Importance of Having Encouraging Parents
Q & A with STS Finalist Larry Williams

We welcome and encourage updates on alumni from the Science Talent Search in 1955; please contact us with information.

1955 Finalists


VaughnAandahlDenverCO
DavidBachrachBrooklynNY
RolfBarthJackson HeightsNY
TomBriggsSan FranciscoCA
RobertBuccinoStratfordCT
CarolCartwrightsouth CharlestonWV
RobertaColmanForest HillsNY
CharlesEichmanAudubonNJ
RobertFassnachtSouth BendIN
MaryFeinleibBrooklynNY
DavidFleishhackerSan FranciscoCA
EdwardFosterBethelCT
MichaelFriedFlushingNY
FrederickGreenleafAllentownPA
JohnHarrimanAppletonWI
AliceHartleyEastonCT
JamesHavey, JrMcClellan AFBCA
RoaldHoffmannWoodsideNY
JanetJonesOmahaNE
AgrisKalnajsNewtonvilleMA
BernardKripkeNew RochelleNY
StephenLevineBrooklynNY
JohnMacDonaldUniversityMS
CarolMacKayCanastotaNY
WinstonMarshallNashvilleTN
DavidNergaardPrincetonNJ
DavidPenneyJacksonMS
JamesPotterRockfordIL
JackReedEvanstonIL
KathleenRhodesLoyalWI
MichaelRosenBrooklynNY
AShillingFremontOH
MartinSommerfieldChicagoIL
JohnStoneCharlestonWV
PatriciaTateGreenvilleIL
MauriceVaughanWilmingtonDE
StephenWebbUrbanaIL
NormanWebster, IIITrentonNJ
LawrenceWilliamsYoungstownOH
DanielWilsonKansas CityKS

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