Eight students from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have been named semifinalists in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search, including one student who is scheduled to speak at the upcoming 2015 K-12 STEM Symposium. The students, with their project names in italics, are:
- Tim Cha of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), Advanced Aptasensor Capable of Rapidly Diagnosing Prostate Cancer with Addition of Enhancer
- Pooja Chandrashekar of TJHSST, Towards the Rapid Diagnosis of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in a Clinical Setting
- Eduard Danalache of TJHSST, A Cluster-Based Approach to Determine Subcategories of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
- Lucas Lin of TJHSST, Suppressing Complex Collective Behavior in a Network of Theta Neurons by Synaptic Diversity
- Anya Michaelsen of Lake Braddock Secondary School, Kinematic Determinants of Scoring Success in the Fencing Flick: Logistic and Linear Multiple Regression Analysis
- Shreya Nandi of TJHSST, Early Replication in ALT-Utilizing Cells May Induce Tumorigenesis
- Richard Oh of TJHSST, Pressure-Assisted Microwave Sintering for Production of Transparent Polycrystalline Spinel: Experimental Study on Non-Thermal Ponderomotive Effect and Uniaxial Pressure
- Michael Qu of Oakton High School, A Study of Global Warming and Its Impacts on Food Security in the Continental United States
Chandrashekar will be speaking at the upcoming 2015 K-12 STEM Symposium on March 7, organized by WashingtonExec.
The 300 semifinalists were chosen from among nearly 1,800 entrants and will receive matching awards of $1,000 along with their school.
This is the 74th year of the Science Talent Search, which Intel has sponsored since 1998, providing $1.6 million in awards and scholarships to contestants.
The 2015 K-12 STEM Symposium is being made possible from the support of CTOVision, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Intelligence and National Security Alliance, Professional Services Council, Sage Communications and United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.