Intel Semifinalists

Four Lynbrook Students Named Intel Semifinalists


Four Lynrook High School Students have been named as Semifianlists in the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS ).  They are: Eesha Khare, Jack Takahashi, Eric Xu and Johnny HO.

This is 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 the 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. From that select pool, 40 student finalists are then invited to Washington, DC in March to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for the top award of $100,000.


The semifinalists of the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 2013 were selected from among 1,712 entrants representing 467 high schools in 42 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and two U.S. overseas schools. Each of the 300 students named a semifinalist in the Intel STS 2013 will receive a $1,000 award for his or her outstanding research. Additionally, to recognize excellence in teaching and school support of individual student research, every school will receive an award of $1,000 for each semifinalist named in the Intel STS 2013. This award is used to further excellence in science, math, and/or engineering education.



Colleges and universities regard the Intel STS semifinalist award to be evidence of exceptional academic promise. Each semifinalist is provided with a certificate of 

accomplishment, which may be sent with his or her applications for college admission and scholarships. A listing in this book, as well as official publication at, is also documentation of this honor.

Many Intel Science Talent Search projects are the product of a research environment in which scientist mentors dedicate themselves to the intellectual development and technical training of students. The 2013 semifinalists, Intel, and Society for Science & the Public acknowledge with gratitude the guidance, expertise, and patience of the experienced researchers who supported many of these projects.

From this group of 300 Intel STS 2013 semifinalists, 40 finalists will be chosen to attend the Intel Science Talent Institute in Washington, DC from March 7–13, 2013. During their trip to Washington, these finalists will undergo further judging and share $630,000 in awards.