Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Finalists in 'Intel Science Talent Search' Mentored by Stony Brook Faculty

Abstract:
A record five of the 40 high school students selected nationwide as finalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search, also known as the "junior Nobel Prize" research competition, conducted their research at Stony Brook University under the mentoring of Stony Brook faculty.

Finalists in 'Intel Science Talent Search' Mentored by Stony Brook Faculty

Stony Brook, NY | Posted on January 31st, 2008

A record five of the 40 high school students selected nationwide as finalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search, also known as the "junior Nobel Prize" research competition, conducted their research at Stony Brook University under the mentoring of Stony Brook faculty. Four of the five finalists participated in the elite Simons Summer Research Fellowship program, founded in 1984 and sponsored by the Simons Foundation.

The impressive statistic of 12 percent of Intel finalists selected nationwide being mentored at Stony Brook University exceeds all science competition records. In previous years Stony Brook faculty mentored two to four Intel STS finalists per year (with a total of 15 Intel finalists in the previous five years), and 194 Intel STS semifinalists since 2002. Intel Science Talent Search finalists and semifinalists and their Stony Brook research mentors are posted at: www.stonybrook.edu/simons/intel.htm.

The press release issued by Intel today notes that New York had 12 finalists, more than any other state, followed by California, Maryland, Michigan and New Jersey. Nine of the twelve New York state finalists were from Long Island. The five Intel finalists mentored at Stony Brook University include:
• Ashok Chandran from Smithtown HS East, St. James, who worked with Dr. Marian Evinger in Pediatrics on "The Distinctive Molecular Signature of Nicotine in Breast Cancer Cells";
• Herman Gudjonson from Ward Melville HS (Three Village School District/*INSTAR), East Setauket, who worked with Dr. Maurice Kernan in Neurobiology & Behavior on "Reduced Taste in Drosophila melanogaster Mutated for an Obesity Syndrome Protein";
• Chun-Kai (Kenny) Kao from The George School, Newtown, PA, a student from Taiwan who worked with Dr. Miriam Rafailovich in Materials Science & Engineering on "Nanoparticle Enhancement of PEM Fuel Cell Power Output";
• David Rosengarten from Great Neck North HS, Great Neck, who worked with Dr. Martin Rocek in Physics & Astronomy on "Rotation Curves in Five Dimensions;" and,
• Hamsa Sridhar from Kings Park HS, Kings Park, who worked with Dr. Harold Metcalf and Dr. John Noé in the Laser Teaching Center, Physics & Astronomy on a project titled: "A Novel Astigmatic Laser Mode Converter for Optical Vortex Tweezers."

Two weeks ago it was announced that 28 of the 300 students named as 2007-08 Intel semifinalists selected nationwide did their research work at Stony Brook. And last month, Janelle Schlossberger and Amanda Marinoff, seniors at John F. Kennedy High School in Plainview-Old Bethpage who did their research in the Chemistry Lab of Professor Iwao Ojima at Stony Brook University were Grand Prize winners in the team category of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, one of the premier high school science competitions in the United States.

"The opportunities provided by our extraordinary faculty researchers who give their time and resources to mentoring high school students exceed those of any university in the country," said Shirley Strum Kenny, President of Stony Brook University. "They are truly helping to develop these gifted young students into the scientists of tomorrow. Stony Brook is in effect their gateway into a lifetime of accomplishments in science."

All Intel Science Talent Search finalists are invited to Washington, D.C., where they will compete for scholarships including a top prize of $100,000 from March 6-11.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Office of Media Relations
Address Level 5- Suite 9 - Room 43
Stony Brook, NY 11794-7538
United States
Phone 631-632-6310
Fax 631-444-8852

Copyright © Newswise

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Springer and Tsinghua University Press present the second Nano Research Award: Paul Alivisatos of the University of California Berkeley receives the honor for outstanding contributions in nanoscience July 30th, 2015

European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine and ENATRANS European Consortium Launch the 2nd edition of the Nanomedicine Award: The Award to be presented at BIO-Europe conference in Munich, November 2015 July 30th, 2015

Take a trip through the brain July 30th, 2015

This could replace your silicon computer chips: A new semiconductor material made from black phosphorus may be a candidate to replace silicon in future tech July 30th, 2015

Announcements

Take a trip through the brain July 30th, 2015

This could replace your silicon computer chips: A new semiconductor material made from black phosphorus may be a candidate to replace silicon in future tech July 30th, 2015

Sol-gel capacitor dielectric offers record-high energy storage July 30th, 2015

Controlling Dynamic Behavior of Carbon Nanosheets in Structures Made Possible July 30th, 2015

Fuel Cells

Ultra-thin hollow nanocages could reduce platinum use in fuel cell electrodes July 24th, 2015

Nanowires give 'solar fuel cell' efficiency a tenfold boost: Eindhoven researchers make important step towards a solar cell that generates hydrogen July 17th, 2015

Molecular fuel cell catalysts hold promise for efficient energy storage July 16th, 2015

Clay sheets stack to form proton conductors: Model system demonstrates a new material property emerging from the assembly of nanoscale building blocks July 13th, 2015

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Springer and Tsinghua University Press present the second Nano Research Award: Paul Alivisatos of the University of California Berkeley receives the honor for outstanding contributions in nanoscience July 30th, 2015

European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine and ENATRANS European Consortium Launch the 2nd edition of the Nanomedicine Award: The Award to be presented at BIO-Europe conference in Munich, November 2015 July 30th, 2015

Publication on Atomic Force Microscopy based nanoscale IR Spectroscopy (AFM-IR) persists as a 2015 top downloaded paper July 29th, 2015

UT Dallas nanotechnology research leads to super-elastic conducting fibers July 24th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project