Senior Kelly Z. Named Finalist for the Intel Science Talent Search

College Prep senior Kelly Z. has been named one of 40 finalists nationwide for the Intel Science Talent Search!

The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, this competition has provided a national stage for the country's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.

Out of 1,700 entries, and 300 semi-finalists, Kelly made the final 40 for her research paper, Fluorescent Imaging for Nano-Detection (FIND) of cancer cells for future surgery. Kelly, along with the other finalists, will spend a week in Washington D.C. in March to undergo final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for $630,000 in awards, including the top award of $100,000.

Intel STS alumni have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world’s most coveted science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and the National Medal of Science.

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Great work, Kelly!