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New stars of science honored in D.C.

Intel Science Talent Search awards prizes to 10 young researchers

9:44pm, March 15, 2011

WASHINGTON — The high-wattage glitz and glamour at the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search gala couldn’t outshine the minds of America’s best young scientists, mathematicians and engineers. You could do the math — perhaps with help from first-prize winner Evan Michael O’Dorney, 17, of Danville, Calif. He garnered the top award of $100,000 from the Intel Foundation for his mathematical insights on how to best estimate a number’s square root. O’Dorney and the other top 10 winners of the science competition were named March 15 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

Guided by his deep, lifelong fascination with patterns of numbers, O&r

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