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Intel semifinalist Mariyam Qureshi, 17, a senior at (Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

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)

Profiles: 5 Intel semifinalists

Here's a look at five of the Intel science contest semifinalists, their work and inspiration.

Huntington High School senior Juliana Coraor, 17, is
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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
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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
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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.”

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Intel semifinalist Mariyam Qureshi, 17, a senior at
(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

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)

Sanford H. Calhoun High School senior Asia Brown,
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Sanford H. Calhoun High School senior Asia Brown, 17, an Intel contest semifinalist, examined genes that are involved in colon cancer as part of her research project. (Jan. 20, 2012)

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