Monday, January 31, 2005

Arizona Student advances to finals of Intel Science Talent Search

All of the finalists deserve recognition, but Arizona publications outside of Flagstaff should be ashamed they have yet to pick up on this story!
Cahill advances to science finals Flagstaff High School senior James Andrew Cahill got more good news this week. His project, an investigation of astronomically significant alignments in Wupatki National Monument's Lomaki Pueblo, has advanced to the next level of the Intel Science Talent Search. As one of 40 finalists in the competition, Cahill will head to Washington, D.C., March 10 - 15 to attend the Science Talent Institute, interact with top scientists and present his findings for judges. The finalists will vie for more than $530,000 in scholarships. Students finishing in the top 10 will receive scholarships ranging from $100,000 (first place) to $20,000 (places six through 10). The remaining 30 finalists will each receive a $5,000 scholarship. All of the finalists will get an Intel Centrino mobile-technology-based notebook computer. Intel's STS is the country's oldest pre-college science competition. After six decades, some of the program's alumni hold more than 100 of the world's most coveted science and math honors, including six Nobel Prizes and three National Medals of Science. This year's finalists hail from 15 states, with 13 of them coming from New York. Cahill is the only finalist from Arizona.

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