Bangor High School Senior Page Brown, previously named one of 300 Semifinalists. is now one of 40 National Finalists in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition. 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.
The 40 finalists receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. from March 10-16 to compete for more than $1 million in awards provided by the Intel Foundation, including three first-place Medal of Distinction awards of $150,000 each that will be presented to students who show exceptional scientific potential in three areas: basic research, global good and innovation. Additionally, three second-place awards of $75,000, and three third-place awards of $35,000 will be presented. Finalists receive at least $7,500 for being selected as part of this prestigious group.
For a list of this year’s finalists, visit https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-sts.
“Finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search are the innovators of the future,” said Maya Ajmera, the president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public, publisher of Science News and alumna of the Science Talent Search. “Their research projects range from highly theoretical basic research to innovative practical applications aimed at solving the most vexing problems. But it’s not just their research that makes them stand out – finalists are also selected based on their leadership capacity and initiative. We congratulate these talented students and look forward to learning more about their research and aspirations as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Science Talent Search this March.”