Senior announced as semi-finalist in Intel Science Talent Search

On January 13, the 300 semi-finalists of the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) were announced and BV senior Monica Roy Chowdhury was among those names. She is the only semi-finalist from the state of Kansas. Each semifinalist and their school will receive $1,000.

Every year, around 1,600 high school students in the U.S. enter the Intel STS with original science projects. Chowdhury’s project was “Nanotechnology Based Anti-Cancer Drug Therapy for Targeting Uveal Melanoma Cells in Retinoblastoma.”

The Intel Science Talent Search brings together 40 of the most intelligent young minds in America to compete for $1.25 million in scholarships and awards.

The grand-prize winner of the Intel STS is awarded a $100,000 four-year scholarship. The second-place winner receives $75,000, and the third-place winner gets $50,000. Fourth through sixth place winners each receive $25,000 and seventh through tenth place winners each receive $20,000.

The 40 Finalists of the 2010 Intel STS will be announced at 4 p.m. on January 27.

by Jordan McEntee