Unionville High School student among nation’s top 300 HS science students
EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville High School senior, Meghan Shea,was named a semifinalist in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search this week.
The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is one of the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition. Alumni of STS have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world’s most coveted science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and National Medal of Science. The Intel STS recognizes 300 students and their schools as semifinalists each year to compete for $1.25 million in awards.
Shea and the other students were selected from more than 1,700 applicants. The Intel STS brings together the best and brightest young scientific minds in the United States to compete for $1.25 million in awards. Each semifinalist receives a $1,000 award from the Intel Foundation with an additional $1,000 going to his or her school, resulting in $600,000 in total semifinalist awards.
Semifinalists were selected from more than 1,700 entrants and hail from 190 high schools in more than 30 states and one American high school overseas. Shea was one of eight Pennsylvania students cited, and the only one from Chester County.
On Jan. 23, 40 of the 300 semifinalists will be named as finalists. They will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. from March 7-13. There, they will compete for $630,000 in awards provided by the Intel Foundation.