Talent search selects student researchers.Talent search selects student researchers
They're from here and there, having done this and that very well. The word "diversity" aptly describes the winners of the 47th Annual Science Talent Search -- 40 U.S. high school seniors whose projects range from robotics to plant disease, particle physics to embryonic development in endangered turtles.
Among the winning projects, chosen from 1,339 entries, are several studies of number theories and of the rearrangement of genetic material during aging and leukemia. Other students took a more product-oriented approach: designing a gauge to measure the velocity of raindrops, building a portable device to detect carbon monoxide carbon monoxide, chemical compound, CO, a colorless, odorless, tasteless, extremely poisonous gas that is less dense than air under ordinary conditions. It is very slightly soluble in water and burns in air with a characteristic blue flame, producing carbon dioxide; and using a household back massager to produce vibrations that repel termites. There also were projects that combined a favorite nonacademic interest with science: A prize-winning sailor found that using an air-bubble machine can reduce drag on the bottom of certain marine craft, and a musician created a model of the sound fields generated by a violin.
Some students went to distant sites to conduct their research; others stayed in the laboratory or near a computer. For example, there were field studies on Panamanian tamarin tamarin: see marmoset.
Any of about 25 species of long-tusked marmosets in the genera Leontopithecus (or Leontideus, according to some authorities) and Saguinus. Tamarins are 8–12 in. monkeys and on the glacial valleys of northwestern Montana, as well as a study of the effect of magnetic fields magnetic fields,
n.pl the spaces in which magnetic forces are detectable; created by magnetostrictive ultrasonic scalers to cause the tips of instruments such as ultrasonic scalers to vibrate. on particle density in hot gases. There were experiments on the very large, like the star 27 Cygnus, and the very small. Biology-based projects peered into the molecular-level world of antibody production in AIDS patients and the measurement of herbicide residues on food.
The 24 boys and 16 girls will participate in this year's session of the five-day Science Talent Insitute, beginning Feb. 25 in Washington, D.C. The students will compete for $140,000 in scholarships and awards provided by Westinghouse Electric Corporation and the Westinghouse Foundation. Science Service, Inc., of Washington, D.C., administers the competition, an annual event designed to identify and encourage talented students with scientific or engineering interests. There will be a public exhibit of the 40 projects Feb. 27 and 28 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.
This year's winners, aged 16 to 18, are:
ALABAMA: Terry Kay Moore, Mobile County H.S., Grand Bay.
CALIFORNIA: Christine Cha Ming Tsou, Alhambra H.S., Alhambra; Scott William Ryder, Edison H.S., Fresno; Hong B. Huynh, Hoover H.S., San Diego.
FLORIDA: Elizabeth Ann Deibler, Choctawhatchee H.S., Fort Walton Beach Fort Walton Beach, city (1990 pop. 21,471), Okaloosa co., NW Fla., on the Gulf of Mexico; inc. 1941. It is a year-round beach and fishing resort east of Pensacola. Electronic equipment and small boats are made, and military aircraft are modified here. ; Stacey Ellen Beaulieu, Palm Beach Gardens H.S., Palm Beach Gardens; Scott David Zucker, South Plantation H.S., Plantation.
GEORGIA: Brian Casey Hooker, Benjamin E. Mays H.S., Atlanta.
ILLINOIS: Benjamin S. Abella, 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; Meredith Ann Albrecht, Evanston Township H.S., Evanston.
IOWA Iowa, state, United States
Iowa (ī`əwə), midwestern state in the N central United States. It is bounded by the Mississippi R. : Todd Lucas Duncan, Bettendorf H.S., Bettendorf.
MASSACHUSETTS: Michele Gilbert, North Andover H.S., North Andover; Leonardo Hsu, Dartmouth H.S., North Dartmouth.
MICHIGAN: Keith David Matthews, Huron H.S., Ann Arbor.
NEW JERSEY: David Aaron Cooke, Midland Park H.S., Midland Park.
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 : Mina Choi, Benjamin N. Cardozo Benjamin Nathan Cardozo (May 24, 1870–July 9, 1938) is a well-known American jurist, and is remembered not only for his landmark decisions on negligence but also his modesty, philosophy, and writing style, which is considered remarkable for its prose and vividness. H.S., Bayside; Hsin-Chao Liao, Brooklyn Technical H.S., Brooklyn; James Paul Mancuso, Lawrence H.S., Cedarhurst; Brian David Conrad, Centereach H.S., Centereach; Dana Susan Levine, Townsend Harris H.S., Flushing; Ali Reza Alaie and Eduardo Martin Chumbes, William C. Bryant H.S., Long Island City; Sally Joanne Kim, Sheeyun Park and Weiva Yu Sieh, Bronx H.S. of Science, New York; Brian Lee Zuckerman, Ramaz Upper School, New York; Mohamad Shahan Ali, Aurika Wanda Checinska, Meivile Chen, Chetan Nayak and Janet Tseng, Stuyvesant H.S., New York.
OHIO Ohio, state, United States
Ohio, midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania (NE) West Virginia (SE), Kentucky (S), Indiana (W), and Michigan and Lake Erie (N). : Nabeel Shirazi, Beavercreek H.S., Xenia Xenia (zē`nēə), city (1990 pop. 24,664), seat of Greene co., SW Ohio; inc. 1814. It is a trade and industrial center in a farm area. Rope and twine, plastics, potato chips, valves, and hydraulic lifts are among its manufactures. .
OKLAHOMA: Richard Mark Legrand, Edmond Memorial H.S., Edmond.
PENNSYLVANIA: Kurt Marshall Cuffey, State College Area Senior H.S., State College.
TEXAS: Karl Andrew Rodoriguez, John Marshall H.S., San Antonio.
UTAH Utah, state, United States
Utah (y`tä'), Rocky Mt. state of the W United States. : Shu-Ming Chang, Clearfield H.S., Clearfield.
VIRGINIA: Jason Christopher Reed, Kecoughtan H.S., Hampton; Lucy Erin O'brien and Vijay Satyanand Pande, Langley H.S., McLean.
WISCONSIN: Aileen Louise Green, James Madison Memorial H.S., Madison.