(KTSF by Ricky Chan and excerpts from the News Release from Intel)
Twenty-nine high-school students were named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search of 2012, a program of the Society for Science & the Public. Over half of the semifinalists are Chinese.
The Intel Science Talent Search brings together the best and the brightest young scientific minds in the United States to compete for $1.25 million in awards. Each semifinalist receives a $1,000 award from the Intel Foundation with an additional $1,000 going to his or her school.
Semifinalists were selected from 1,839 entrants from 497 different high schools across the country. On Jan. 25, 40 of the 300 semifinalists will be deemed finalists. They will travel to Washington, D.C. in March to compete for more than $630,000 in awards. Winners will be selected based on rigorous judging sessions and announced at a black-tie gala award ceremony at the National Building Museum on March 13. The top award is $100,000 and the remaining top 10 contestants will receive awards totaling $305,000.
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