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Science Talent Search 1956

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 1956.

Top Winner
Robert Moore
2nd Place
John Clark
3rd Place
Jack Venable Jr.

Remaining Top Ten in alphabetical order
James Bardeen
John Campbell
Daniel Ch'en
Edwin Ford
Dennis Johnson
Thomas O'Brien
Carol Schneider (Joyce)

Gala Speaker 
Dr. Caryl P. Haskins

1956 Alumni Updates

A Meeting of Hearts and Minds at the STS

We welcome and encourage updates on alumni from the Science Talent Search in 1956; please contact us with information.

1956 Finalists
 

GaryAndersonTahoe CityCA
JamesBardeenChampaignIL
EdmondBrowerAugustaME
JohnCampbellMinneapolisMN
RosemaryCardMadisonNJ
RobertCarrollMasonMI
DanielCh'enEugeneOR
MaryChiltonHinsdaleIL
JohnClarkSycamoreIL
PeteDiamondisSouth BendIN
LelandEdmunds, JrNewport NewsVA
RonaldEgnitzNorth BraddockPA
HershaFisherPhoenixAZ
EdwinFordArlingtonVA
JohnGoodmanSeattleWA
RobertGornNewtonMA
CharlesGrayWashingtonDC
MartinGroderFlushingNY
MartinHalpernTucsonAZ
LeroyHoodShelbyMT
DwightHoxieWayzataMN
DennisJohnsonCanoga ParkCA
MargaretJordanCharles CityIA
BorisKayserLakewoodNJ
SusanKayserBrooklynNY
IdaLeeMarshfieldWI
StephenLichtenbaumBrooklynNY
JohnMillerLockportNY
CarolynMontgomeryKenmoreNY
RobertMooreSilver SpringMD
LewisNadingIndianapolisIN
JamesNearingHawthroneCA
ThomasO'BrienRochesterNY
PeterRonyLos AngelesCA
LynnRunnelsTulsaOK
CarolSchneiderAppletonWI
RobertSolovayBrooklynNY
JackVenable, JrAtlantaGA
JamesYostIndianapolisIN
MelvinZwillenbergBrooklynNY

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