Stony Brook Faculty Mentor 32 Semifinalists in National Intel Science Talent Search Competition
More than 10 per cent of 300 named semifinalists mentored at Stony Brook
STONY BROOK, NY, January 14, 2011 – Thirty-two (32) high school students who worked with Stony Brook University faculty were named among the 300 semifinalists in the national 2011 Intel Science Talent Search competition. Mentors come from a range of departments and disciplines throughout Stony Brook, including: Anatomical
Sciences, Anesthesiology, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Ecology & Evolution, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacological Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Psychology, and the School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences. “This is a remarkable testimony of our faculty and staff and speaks volumes about their commitment to research and education at every stage of academic development,” said Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D., President of Stony Brook University. “There is no other institution in the United States that does more than Stony Brook to help these talented high school students succeed in research.” A number of the Intel Science Talent Search semifinalists participated in summer research programs at Stony Brook, including the Garcia Center: Polymers at Engineered Interfaces – Research Scholar Program, and the Simons Summer Research Program which this year had a record 16 semifinalists. Of the 32 semifinalists who worked with Stony Brook University mentors, 27 are from New York State (Long Island had a total of 57 semifinalists); other semifinalists conducting research and being mentored at Stony Brook include students from California, Connecticut, Florida, and Virginia.
The semifinalists each receive awards of $1,000; their schools will also receive $1,000 for each Intel semifinalist named. The Intel STS finalists will be announced on January 26 and will compete for additional awards in Washington, D.C. in March, including a top prize of $100,000. For a more detailed listing of 2011 Intel semifinalist awardees who worked at Stony Brook University and their mentors and project titles, and for an historic listing of …