Long Island high school student Samantha Garvey, whose success despite personal struggle has captured hearts across the country, is one of 30 Intel Science Talent Search semifinalists mentored this year by Stony Brook University faculty.
The mentors come from a range of departments and disciplines throughout the University, including biomedical engineering, chemistry, computer science, ecology and evolution, geosciences, materials science and engineering, medicine, molecular genetics and microbiology, neurobiology and behavior, pharmacological sciences, and physics and astronomy.
The semifinalists each receive awards of $1,000; their schools also receive $1,000 for each Intel semifinalist named. The Intel STS finalists will be announced on January 25 and will then compete for additional awards in Washington, DC, 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.