Forty wunderkinder from 14 states and the District of Columbia have been named as finalists in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search. The competitors, announced on Jan. 29, represent the cream of more than 1,500 high school seniors who submitted their original research in biochemistry, mathematics, physics, behavioral sciences, and other scientific fields.
"These remarkable students, with their solid grounding in science and math, are poised to become tomorrow's leaders and innovators," says Craig Barrett, chief executive officer of Intel Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif., the contest's sponsor. Past finalists number more than 2,000 and include winners of the Nobel prize, the National Medal of Science, and other esteemed science and math honors.
Science Service, which publishes Science News, has run the contest each year since its inception in 1942. Intel replaced the program's o