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Six Hills East HS Students Receive Intel Honors

Students are among 300 semi-finalists named in national competition.

Six students from Half Hollow Hills East High School have been named semi-finalists in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search. They are among 300 students selected from 1,712 entrants from across the United States.

The semi-finalist with their projects are:

Puja Bansal: Three Dimensional Molecular Imprinting for the Detection of Viral Pathogens

Rohan Goyal: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Induces Pro-Apoptotic Features in Renal Cells through the Down Regulation of Vitamin D Receptor

Tammy Jin: Variable M3-S2 Linker Tension Modulates N-Methyl D-Aspartate Receptor Activity in a Subunit Specific Manner

Jonathan Kim: Determining the Cell Cycle Stage of Cells in Developing Hair Follicles

Abhinav Patil: Geometric Phase as a Systematic Error in the Proton EDM Experiment

Robert Tannenbaum: Enhancement of Graphene-based Supercapacitor Devices in Both Symmetric and Asymmetric Electrochemical Cell Environments

Each of the students named a semifinalist in the Intel STS 2013 will receive a $1,000 award. Additionally, each school will receive an award of $1,000 for each semifinalist named.

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

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