Roma Pradhan, FHS senior, has been named a semifinalist of the 73rd annual Science Talent Search. Friendswood High School is one of 185 across the US from which one or more Intel STS semifinalists were named this year. This is a proud reflection on FHS and its educators who support dedicated young researchers.
Each Intel STS semifinalist will be awarded $1000. In addition, the semifinalist’s high school will receive $1000 for each students named to be designated to further support excellence in science, math and /or engineering education at the recipient high school. This total annual support of $300,000 is dedicated to the enrichment of programs and curriculum in science and math at high schools across the country and is an integral part of the Intel Science Talent Search.
As the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, the Intel Science Talent Search brings together the best na dbrightest young scientific minds in the US to compete for $1.25 million in awards.
Semifinalists were selected from nearly 1,800 entrants hailing from 489 high schools in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and seven American high schools overseas.
“The Intel Science Talent Search honors high school seniors poised to lead the US in innovation,” Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation, said.