The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse and beginning in 1998 with Intel, SSP has provided a national stage for the country's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.
Seven decades since its launch, the program has recognized almost 3,000 finalists with more than $12 million in scholarships. Alumni include holders of more than 100 of the world's most coveted science and math honors. These include four National Medals of Science winners, eleven MacArthur Foundation Fellows, two Fields Medalists and eight Nobel Laureates.
Entrants must complete a rigorous application process, including a 20-page research report documenting their independent scientific research. After extensive review, 40 finalists are selected to compete each March in Washington, DC.
The Intel STS 2014 semifinalists were announced on January 22 and the finalists were announced on January 22, 2014. Winners will be announced on March 11, 2014.
In 2013, Sara Volz, 18, Colorado Springs, CO received the top award of $100,000 for her work on increasing the oil content of algae to create an economically viable source of biofuel.
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Intel STS is a program of Society for Science & the Public, sponsored through 2016 by Intel.