A livestream of the Intel Science Talent Search Awards Gala will be available on Tuesday, March 11 starting at 7:35PM ET. Highlights will include keynote speaker Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, United States Agency for International Development, “red carpet style” interviews with attendees, and the live announcement of the top ten winners of Intel STS 2014.
Schools and groups are encouaged to host viewing parties. If you do, please let us know. We'd love for you to share photos and other updates on social media, tagged #IntelSTS.
The Intel STS, a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors in the United States. This year, the 40 Intel STS finalists will be competing for $630,000 in awards. Alumni of the event have gone on to win Nobel Prizes, National Medals of Science and Technology, and many more accolades.
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Milena Acosta is the Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Local Arrangements Committee (LAC). The LAC helps recruit judges and volunteers for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). Milena is particularly involved in activities related to the Education Outreach Program, where local students and teachers get a chance to meet Intel ISEF finalists and participate in activities specifically designed with them in mind.
Carolyn Jons received the Rising Star Award at the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, winning her a trip to Broadcom MASTERS International, held in conjunction with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. In 2012, she again qualified as a Broadcom MASTERS finalist, where she went on to win the 2nd Place Engineering Award.
The U.S. Agency for International Development will be offering a Special Award for the first time at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in May 2014. Answers were provided by the USAID Office of Science and Technology.
Can you tell us about your organization and why scientific research is important to it? What made your organization decide to offer a special award at Intel ISEF?
Maria Elena Grimmett was a Broadcom MASTERS finalist in both 2011 and 2012. In 2012, she won the first place award in Mathematics. Maria also won a third award in Environmental Science at Intel ISEF 2013. She recently published her research in the Journal of Environmental Quality. Below she talks about her experiences in both SSP educational competitions and conducting research on water quality.