Thirty high school students who worked with Stony Brook faculty were named yesterday among the 300 semifinalists in the national 2012 Intel Science Talent Search competition. The mentors come from a range of departments and disciplines throughout SB, including: Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology & Evolution, Geosciences, Materials Science & Engineering, Medicine, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Neurobiology & Behavior, Pharmacological Sciences, and Physics & Astronomy.
The semifinalists will each receive awards of $1,000; their schools will also receive $1,000 for each Intel semifinalist named. The Intel STS finalists will be announced on January 25 and will compete for additional awards in Washington, D.C. in March.
A number of the Intel STS semifinalists participated in summer research programs at Stony Brook, including the Garcia Center: Polymers at Engineered Interfaces – Research Scholar Program, and the Simons Summer Research Program. Twenty-one of the 22 semifinalists who worked with SB mentors are from NY (Long Island had 61 semifinalists); other semifinalists working at Stony Brook included students from California (3), Massachusetts, and Michigan.
A listing of Intel awardees who worked at SB, with project titles/mentors, is available at: http://www.stonybrook.edu/simons/intel