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Alumni Quarterly- Winter 2013

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Winter 2013

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Martin Karplus, shown with his project, in 1947
Alumni Flashback- Science Talent Search 1947

This October, Martin Karplus, the “Top Boy” from the 1947 Science Talent Search, was named a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Karplus was the second alumnus of the STS Finalist Class of 1947 to win a Nobel Prize; the first was Leon Cooper, who won a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1972.

Are you a member of the STS Class of 1947? We would love to learn what you are up to now! View photos and a full list of STS 1947 Finalists

Meghan Shea, shown with her project, during Intel STS 2013

Recent SSP Alumni News

  • Meghan Shea (Intel STS 2013, Intel ISEF 2011) received the Next Generation Award from Popular Mechanics
  • Benjamin Hylak (2011 Broadcom MASTERS) and Raymond Gilmartin (2013 Broadcom MASTERS) had science fiction stories published in the Tomorrow Project anthology, “Cautions, Dreams, and Curiosities.”
  • Saumil Bandyopadhyay (Intel ISEF 2010, 2012, 2013) received the American Ingenuity Award from the Smithsonian
  • Grace Young (Intel ISEF 2010) was one of 34 winners of the Marshall scholarship, which will allow her to pursue two years of graduate studies in engineering science at Oxford
  • Eric Chen (Intel ISEF 2013) won the $100,000 Grand Prize in the Individual Category of the Siemens Competition. He previously won the Grand Prize at the Google Science Fair.
  • Multiple alumni were named Davidson Fellows

Have you recently received an award, new job, etc. that you would like to share with other alumni? Contact us at

Elson Galang, shown with his project, at Intel ISEF 2012
Recent Blog Posts from SSP Alumni
  • Twila Moon- (Intel ISEF 1996, 1998, 1999), now a PhD candidate studying Glacier Velocity
  • Betsy Arnold- (ISEF finalist and volunteer), now an Associate Professor in the School of Plant Sciences at University of Arizona
  • Elson Galang- (Intel ISEF 2012), now a college student and founder of the Network of ISEF Alumni- Philippines
  • Alex Capecelatro- (Intel ISEF 2006), now founder of At the Pool social networking site

SSP frequently features alumni of our educational competitions in the SSP Blog. Are you interested in contributing? Contact us at alumni@societyforscience.orgView the SSP Blog

Events of Interest for SSP Alumni

  • Wednesday, January 8 – Intel Science Talent Search 2014 Semifinalist Announcement
  • Wednesday, January 22 – Intel Science Talent Search 2014 Finalist Announcement
  • Saturday, February 1 – Broadcom MASTERS 2014 Application Opens
  • Sunday, March 9 – Intel Science Talent Search Public Exhibition of Projects; National Geographic Museum, Washington, DC
  • Tuesday, March 11 – Intel Science Talent Search 2014 Winner Announcement

Have an upcoming event you are participating in that would be of interest to other SSP alumni? Send information about events taking place March 20-June 10 to for possible inclusion in the Spring 2014 Alumni Quarterly. 

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