Talent Search winners announced.Consider the computer: It can be used to develop a new method of personal identification based on dental bitemarks that may aid efforts in law enforcement and forensic dentistry forensic dentistry
1. The application of dentistry to legal problems, as in using the teeth for identifying the dead.
2. The law as it applies to the practice of dentistry. Also called legal dentistry. ; it can be designed so that it runs multiple interacting programs simultaneously almost three times faster than a single microprocessor-based system; and when combined with theoretical number formulas, it can show that an odd perfect number -- in which the sum of its factors is twice the original number -- must be at least 10.sup.79. In fact, the computer has been used in these ways by three high school seniors who are among the 40 winners of the 44th Annual Science Talent Search.
The scope of scientific research by the winners, aged 16 to 18, does not stop with computers, however. It includes archaeology, astrophysics astrophysics, application of the theories and methods of physics to the study of stellar structure, stellar evolution, the origin of the solar system, and related problems of cosmology. , chemistry, cognitive psychology cognitive psychology, school of psychology that examines internal mental processes such as problem solving, memory, and language. It had its foundations in the Gestalt psychology of Max Wertheimer, Wolfgang Köhler, and Kurt Koffka, and in the work of Jean , environmental genetics and molecular biology molecular biology, scientific study of the molecular basis of life processes, including cellular respiration, excretion, and reproduction. The term molecular biology was coined in 1938 by Warren Weaver, then director of the natural sciences program at the Rockefeller .
The winning projects, submitted by 30 boys and 10 girls, were selected from 1,069 completed entries. The winners are invited to Washington, D.C., to attend a five-day, all-expenses-paid session of the Science Talent Institute, beginning Feb. 28. They will compete for $89,500 in Westinghouse science scholarships and awards. The competition is conducted by Science Service, Inc.
This year's winners are:
CALIFORNIA: Joseph William Bencze, St. Francis H.S., Mountain View; Alan John Alan John, born May 7, 1958, Sydney, is an Australian composer. He studied music at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1980. His compositions include original music for various plays, films (such as Three Dollars and The Bank)and TV series (including Hu, La Jolla H.S., La Jolla; Bill Li-Chien Tsai, Van Nuys H.S., Van Nuys.
FLORIDA: Sheryl Lynn Ames, Ft. Lauderdale Christian School, Ft. Lauderdale; Laura Joan Ricci, Rockledge H.S., Rockledge; John Michael Rose, Coral Gables Sr. H.S., Coral Gables.
ILLINOIS: Rachel Lee Amdur, Lincoln Park H.S., Chicago; Anna Asher Penn, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools (also Lab School and abbreviated UCLS; the upper classes are nicknamed U-High) is a private, co-educational day school in Chicago, Illinois. H.S., Chicago; Anne Marie Wilkinson, Evanston Township H.S., Evanston.
MASSACHUSETTS: Michael William Gesner, Cardinal Spellman H.S., Brockton; Mark Kantrowitz, Maimonides School, Brookline; David Pollen, Lexington H.S., Lexington.
MICHIGAN: Katharine Anne Duderstadt, Pioneer H.S., Ann Arbor; Victor Achilles McCastle, Cass Technical H.S., Detroit.
MISSOURI: Marilyn Sue Thompson Central H.S., St. Joseph.
MONTANA: David William Hyndman, Hellgate H.S., Missoula.
NEW JERSEY: Bram Seth Boroson, Glen Rock Jr.-Sr. H.S., Glen Rock; Jonathan Michael Passner, Jewish Educational Center The Jewish Educational Center is a fourteen-year yeshiva school located in Elizabeth, in Union County, New Jersey, United States. Throughout the day students learn a mixture of Judaic and secular studies. , Elizabeth.
NEW YORK New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of : Paul Chan, Stuyvesant H.S., New York; Kristi Ann Dell, Bellport H.S., Brookhaven; Michael Friedman, Stuyvesant H.S., New York; Boris Y. Gelfand, Bronx H.S. of Science, New York; Michael Steven Graziano, City Honors H.S., Buffalo; Junjiro Horiuchi, Stuyvesant H.S., New York; Pasi Antero Janne, United Nations International School, New York; John Shu-Shin Kuo, Bronx H.S. of Science, New York; Leonard Tze-Yung Lee, Liverpool H.S., Liverpool; Huw Michael Nash, Webster H.S., Webster; Louis Craig Paul, Baldwin Sr. H.S., Baldwin; Audrey Zelicof, Stuyvesant H.S., New York.
OREGON: Eric James Gaidos, Beaverton H.S., Beaverton.
PENNSYLVANIA: Anthony Mario Ciabarra, Cheltenham H.S., Wyncote; Allan Moises Goldstein, Cheltenham H.S., Wyncote; Kimberley Anne Jacobs, Northeastern Sr. H.S., Manchester.
VIRGINIA: Jeffrey Russell Ambroziak, Lake Braddock Secondary School Lake Braddock Secondary School is a combined junior-high and high school in Burke, Virginia administered by Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). It is one of four secondary schools in Fairfax County, the other three being, Hayfield Secondary School, Robinson Secondary School and , Burke; Thomas Patrick Heavner, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke; Kent Christopher New, T.C. Williams H.S., Alexandria; Mark Raboin Swain, Stonewall stone·wall
v. stone·walled, stone·wall·ing, stone·walls
a. Jackson H.S., Manassas.
WISCONSIN: Todd Michael Minter, Madison East H.S., Madison.
PUERTO RICO: Edwin Alfonso Sosa, San Antonio H.S., Isabela.