Chase Lewis, now a high school student in Chapel Hill, NC, won the first place award in Engineering at the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars). Read about his experience at Broadcom MASTERS and what he’s been up to since then on our Doing Science blog.
Carolin Lachner from Loerrach, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany won a Second Award in Physics and Astronomy at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2012. Carolin, now studying electrical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, is also now handling communication affairs for the recently formed European Intel ISEF Alumni Network.
Eric S. Chen, 17, of San Diego, California won the top award of $100,000 from the Intel Foundation for his research of potential new drugs to treat influenza on Tuesday, March 11. Winners were announced at a black-tie gala following the conclusion of the Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public.
On Monday, March 10, the 40 finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search got a chance to turn the tables on Intel employees, who were presenting their work and answering finalists’ questions. Participating Intel employees included:
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.
Dr. Ray Kurzweil, a Science Talent Search 1965 alumnus, spoke to the 40 finalists of the Intel STS 2014 and other invited guests at the annual Alumni Dinner on Friday, March 7. Today, Dr. Kurzweil serves as the Director of Engineering for Google, heading up a team developing machine intelligence and natural language understanding.
The 40 finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search 2014 had the opportunity to meet with President Obama at the White House on Friday, March 7. Each finalist got the opportunity to shake his hand and tell him where they were from before he addressed the group.
If you are located in the greater Washington, DC area this is a great opportunity to meet the finalists and talk with them about their research. Groups are welcome to attend, and the event is free.
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.