Senior Page Brown has been named one of 300 U.S. High School Semifinalists in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition. 191 national high schools produced a semifinalist, and Page is the first Bangor High School student to earn this honor.
According to a press release, the Intel Science Talent Search “recognizes and empowers the most promising young scientists in the United States who are creating the technologies and solutions that will positively impact people’s lives.” The competition is marking its 75th year in 2016 and is a program of the Society for Science & the Public. Eight past competitors went on to earn a Nobel Prize.
Page’s project, Identifying and Remediating the Sources of Pollution in Impaired Bangor Streams, is the result of research she has conducted as part of the BHS STEM Academy under the direction of Science and Technology Department Chair Cary James. Page and the school receive a $1,000 cash award to support future research.
On January 20, Intel will announced 40 Finalists who earn a trip to the Washington D.C. in early March to compete for more than $450,000 in top awards at Intel Science Talent Institute.