This afternoon at Facebook’s New York headquarters, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer celebrated New York-area semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science competitions for high school students.
“Science, technology, math, and engineering are more important than ever before, but the students in this competition have achieved more than academic mastery – they’ve successfully undertaken individual, independent research,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, who served as the founding chair of the New York City Council’s Committee on Science and Technology and authored New York City’s landmark Open Data Law. “I congratulate every New York-area student who earned recognition as a finalist or semifinalist and a place at today’s event, and especially the thirteen students who live or study in Manhattan.”
Thirteen students who live or attend school in Manhattan achieved semifinalist status. One, Catherine Lai of the Brearley School, earned a place as a finalist and will compete with other finalists in Washington, D.C. later this month. There are 300 semifinalists selected nationwide, and only 40 finalists. Read more…