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SB Mentors 32 Semifinalists in Intel Competition

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SB Intel 1Congratulations to our Stony Brook mentors, once again. Thirty-two high school students who worked with Stony Brook faculty were named yesterday among the 300 semifinalists in the national 2011 Intel Science Talent Search (STS) competition. The mentors come from a range of departments and disciplines throughout Stony Brook, including anatomical sciences, anesthesiology, applied mathematics and statistics, biochemistry and cell biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, ecology and evolution, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, medicine, pharmacological sciences, physics and astronomy, psychology, and the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS).

The semifinalists will each receive awards of $1,000; their schools will also receive $1,000 for each Intel semifinalist named. The Intel STS finalists will be announced on January 26 and will compete for additional awards in Washington, D.C., in March.

A number of the Intel STS semifinalists participated in summer research programs at Stony Brook, including the Garcia Center: Polymers at Engineered Interfaces-Research Scholar Program, and the Simons Summer Research Program, which this year had a record 16 semifinalists. Twenty-seven of the 33 semifinalists who worked with Stony Brook mentors are from New York (Long Island had 57 semifinalists); other semifinalists working at Stony Brook included students from California, Connecticut, Florida, and Virginia.

A listing of Intel awardees who worked at Stony Brook, with project titles/mentors, is available at www.stonybrook.edu/simons/intel and includes:

Nathan Akhavan, Mentor: Miriam Rafailovich, Materials Science and Engineering

Ishwarya Ananthabhotla, Mentor: Yu Zhou, Mechanical Engineering

Norman Cao, Mentor: Yu Zhou, Mechanical Engineering

Julie Chang, Mentors: Yixian Qin, Wei Lin, Jiqi Cheng, Biomedical Engineering

Kevin Chen, Mentor: J. Peter Gergen, Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Harry Chiang, Mentor: Roy Lacey, Chemistry

Joshua Cohen, Mentor: Josephine Aller, SoMAS

Kendra Cornejo, Mentor: Rebecca Grella (Ph.D. student) Gurevitch lab, Ecology and Evolution

Nevin Daniel, Mentor: Iwao Ojima, Chemistry

Jonathan Goldman, Mentor: Yuefan Deng, Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Dianna Hu, Mentor: Carlos Simmerling, Chemistry

John Kelly, Mentor: Roy Lacey, Chemistry

Abraham Killanin, Mentor: Miriam Rafailovich, Materials Science and Engineering

Jessica Lee, Mentor: Holly Colognato, Pharmacological Sciences

Bonnie Lei, Mentor: Liliana Davalos, Ecology and Evolution

Aditi Malhotra, Mentors: Luis Gruberg, Smadar Kort, Medicine/Cardiology

Brian Miranda, Mentor: Carlos Simmerling, Chemistry

Jonathan Nachman, Mentor: Miriam Rafailovich, Materials Science and Engineering

Hannarae Annie Nam, Mentors: John Noé, Harold Metcalf, Physics and Astronomy (Laser Teaching Center)

Wendi Oppenheim, Mentor: Bruce Brownawell, SoMAS

Sarah Pak, Mentor: Christian Luhmann, Psychology

Neil Pathak, Mentor: Iwao Ojima, Chemistry

Arpon Raksit, Mentors: Miriam Rafailovich, Dilip Gersappe, Materials Science and Engineering

Brian Ralph, Mentor: Alan Turner, Anatomical Sciences

Aaron Rosenthal, Mentor: Jacob McCartney (Ph.D. student) Kley lab, Anatomical Sciences

Ilana Scandariato, Mentor: Harriet Waters, Psychology

Karan Sikka, Mentor: Miriam Rafailovich, Materials Science and Engineering

Sarah Toledano, Mentor: James Dilger, Anesthesiology

Sharon Varghese, Mentor: Rebecca Grella (Ph.D. student) Gurevitch lab, Ecology and Evolution

Stephanie Wang, Mentors: Yixian Qin, Wei Lin, Jiqi Cheng, Biomedical Engineering

Pamela Wax, Mentor: J. Peter Gergen, Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Jenny Wu, Mentor: Iwao Ojima, Chemistry

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