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Intel Science Talent Search awards prizes to 10 young researchers

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.

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