A few weeks ago, I attended the Intel Science Talent Search (STS) as it wrapped up in Washington, DC and these kids blew my mind as they were actually solve really difficult problems. The 40 finalists are selected from a nationwide pool of thousands to attend the week-long Intel Science Talent Institute in Washington, D.C. Students had an opportunity to present their research projects to the general public and members of the scientific community at the National Academy of Sciences. Over $1 million is awarded annually to Intel STS participants and their schools. Awards range from $5,000 scholarship grants and laptop computers for all finalists to the grand prize of a $100,000 college scholarship. All of the 40 exhibitors got a chance to visit the White House to meet President Barack Obama.
Check out some the exhibitors I talked to in the videos below.
Congratulations to all 40 finalists that made it to DC and to the final 10 STS winners. The Intel Science Talent Search gives me hope to the future of the country as these young scientific minds were extremely impressive.