Here's a look at five of the Intel science contest semifinalists, their work and inspiration.
Huntington High School senior Juliana Coraor, 17, is a finalist in this year's Intel science competition. Her project focused on materials with special electrical properties. | Read her story (Jan. 19, 2012)
Intel semifinalist Casey Vieni, 17, is a senior at Painedge High School in Massapequa. His project is titled “Economics of Education: An Analysis of Long Island Public High Schools and Economic Efficiency.”
Jacklyn Sullivan, 17, a senior at MacArthur High School, is the third in her family to be named a semifinalist in the Intel contest. Her brother was a semifinalist in 2009 and her sister in 2006. Her project is titled titled “The Social Cost of School Restructuring: The Impact of Middle School Reform on Young Adolescent Girls’ Body Image.”
Intel semifinalist Mariyam Qureshi, 17, a senior at South High School in Valley Stream, looks at a buffer solution for culturing podocytes, or visceral epithelial cells. Her project was the first step toward using podocytes on a pattern substrate to construct an artificial kidney. (Jan. 19, 2012)