The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition, providing an important forum for original student research. Alumni have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world’s most distinguished science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize.
Applications for the Intel Science Talent Search opened August 1, 2013! If you are a high school senior in the United States conducting independent scientific research, please take the opportunity to apply. Verified entrants will receive shareable digital badges that recognize their achievements and the effort required in completing the application.
Annually, more than 1,700 high school seniors from around the country conduct independent science, math or engineering research and complete an entry for the Intel STS. The Intel STS recognizes 300 student semifinalists and their schools by awarding each $1,000. Forty student finalists are then invited to Washington, D.C. to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, and meet with notable scientists and government leaders. Each year, Intel STS semifinalists and finalists compete for $1.25 million in awards, with a top award of $100,000.