The Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public and the nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school science and math competition, will offer three new top awards of $150,000 in 2015.
Overall awards for the Intel Science Talent Search 2015 will total $1,612,500; following an increase of $382,000 in awards from 2014.
Awards in 2015 will include Medals of Distinction in three areas: Basic Research, Global Good, and Innovation. The new award structure celebrates scientific and engineering skill and aptitude by emphasizing three different approaches, all equally deserving of high distinction:
- The Basic Research Medal recognizes finalists who demonstrate their exceptional scientific potential through the depth of their research and analysis, which is critical to conducting basic or fundamental research.
- The Global Good Medal rewards finalists who demonstrate great scientific potential through their passion to make a difference, most notably by seeking solutions to real-world problems.
- The Innovation Medal celebrates finalists whose great potential is exemplified by applying the problem-solving aptitude of an engineer through innovative design and creativity.