Intel Science Talent Search spotlights America's whiz kids

Intel Science Talent Search spotlights America's whiz kids

This year's winning high schooler takes top prize for work on space navigation

By Lisa Grossman, 16:24 PM March 16, 2010

Ten of the nation’s most innovative scientists convened in Washington this week to receive their version of Olympic Gold — temporarily putting aside their homework to do so.
 
Erika DeBenedictis, 18, of Albuquerque won first place in the Intel Science Talent Search, a prestigious competition for high school seniors, at a gala held the evening of March 16. DeBenedictis earned a $100,000 scholarship from the Intel Foundation for her work designing an autonomous navigation system that could help s...

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