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Eric Chen Named Top Winner at Intel STS 2014

Top three winners of the Intel STS 2014 (left to right): William Kuszmaul (3rd place), Kevin Lee (2nd place), and Eric Chen (1st place). Credit: Patrick Thornton, SSP

Eric S. Chen, 17, of San Diego, California won the top award of $100,000 from the Intel Foundation for his research of potential new drugs to treat influenza on Tuesday, March 11. Winners were announced at a black-tie gala following the conclusion of the Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public.

Eric’s interdisciplinary approach combined computer modeling with structural studies and biological validation, with a focus on drugs that inhibit endonuclease, an enzyme essential for viral propagation. Eric hopes his work will lead to a new class of drugs to control flu outbreaks during a pandemic and allow time for a vaccine to be developed.

Finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school science and math competition, received a total of $630,000 in awards.

Read the press release for more information about Eric and the other top ten winners of the Intel Science Talent Search 2014!

Lillie Bryant, SSP Fellow, Hosts Science Summer Camp

1:25pm, October 11, 2013

Lillie Bryant, SSP 2012 Fellow, teaches at Reed Resource Center School in Shuqualak, Mississippi. In addition to her research program at the high school level, Lillie also recently hosted a science summer camp for younger students.

SSP Alumni Selected as 2013 Davidson Fellows

3:30pm, October 9, 2013

The 2013 Davidson Fellows traveled to Washington, DC for a recognition ceremony held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian on Saturday, September 28. Out of the 20 students honored, 11 are alumni of one or more of SSP’s educational competitions.

Betsy Arnold, Former Finalist, Now Volunteers as a Judge at Intel ISEF

9:05am, October 7, 2013

Betsy Arnold is a former International Science and Engineering Fair finalist, who served as a judge in the plant sciences category at this year’s Intel ISEF. In her day job, she is an Associate Professor in the School of Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona where she conducts research, teaches, and mentors students (including high school students.) 

Intel ISEF 2006 Alum Now Founder of Social Networking Site

9:17am, October 4, 2013

Alex Capecelatro won a 3rd Award in Materials and Bioengineering at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in 2006. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Alex went on to found At the Pool, a social networking site.

Broadcom MASTERS Finalists Meet President Obama

9:05am, October 2, 2013

The Broadcom MASTERS finalists got the opportunity of a lifetime on Monday, September 30 when they met President Obama and received an impromptu tour of the Oval Office!

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