New York Students Dominate Intel Science Contest

Lily Koppel in the New York Times:

Students from New York State again dominated the list of 40 finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search announced yesterday.

New York had 13 finalists, followed by California, Florida, Illinois and Maryland with four each. Connecticut and New Jersey had none.

The contest, founded in 1942 and formerly known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, is regarded as a sort of junior Nobel Prize. Intel, the world’s largest computer chip maker, became the sponsor in 1999.

A list of the finalists and descriptions of their projects can be found on the Web at

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