INTEL Science Talent Search Contest: Semifinalist News

Students in the Advanced Math/Science Research course have the opportunity to enter the INTEL Science Talent Search Contest, the nation's oldest and most prestigious science competition for pre-college students.  Over the last three years, thirteen Berkshire students have entered the contest and four Berkshire School have been honored as INTEL Semifinalists.  In 2011-12, six students submitted work to INTEL and two, Seyoon Lee '12 and Penny Ni '12, were selected, two of 300 chosen from 1,839 entrants.

Seyoon Lee '12 of Korea was selected as a Semifinalist for his project entitled “A Novel Inorganic-Organic Hybrid White Light Emitting Diode Based on an InGaN-F8T2 Heterojunction.” Seyoon conducted his research with his mentor, Dr. Shadi Shahedipour-Sandvik, Associate Professor of Nanoengineering at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Albany.  To read more about Seyoon's selection, click here.

Penny Ni '12 of China was selected as a Semifinalist for her project entitled “Biomechanical Significance of Modern Human Mentum Osseum Examined Using Finite Element Analysis in Fossil and Modern Humans.” Penny conducted her research with her mentor, Dr. David Strait, Associate Professor of Anthropology, at SUNY Albany. To read more about Penny's selection, click here.

Jenny Quilty '11 of Massachusetts was named as one of only 300 Semifinalists in the 2011 INTEL Science Talent Search Competition for her project entitled “Identification and Characterization of Immunogenic Mutations in a Mouse Fibrosarcoma Model.”  Jenny conducted her research with her mentor, Dr. Pramod Srivastava, during her junior year at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.  Jenny also worked very closely with Dr. Fei Duan.

Xiao Rui Guo '10 of Massachusetts was named as one of only 300 Semifinalists in the 2010 INTEL Science Talent Search Competition for his project entitled “Deposition of Alginate Microbioreactor Array through Polyelectrolyte Interactions.” Xiao Rui conducted his research with Dr. Yubing Xie.  Dr Xie is a researcher at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany.  Berkshire School and CNSE have a formal partnership which facilitated Xiao Rui’s work.  The college is home to nearly two thousand researchers and seven computer chip companies.

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