Science competition finalists go public

Public day allows high school students to present their projects

By Devin Powell, 15:56 PM March 12, 2012

WASHINGTON — Forty finalists from this year’s Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s long-running precollege science competition, chatted up hundreds of visitors who dropped by the National Geographic Society on March 11 to learn more about the students’ research.

Vying for $630,000 in awards, the projects on display tackled real-world problems and contributed knowledge to fields ranging from mathematics to psychology.

Oliver Quintero of The Woodlands, Texas, for example, has created a...

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