Six students from Great Neck schools have been named semifinalists in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search. They are among 300 students selected from 1,712 entrants from across the United States.
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
The Great Neck semifinalists and their projects include:
From Great Neck North High School:
- Menglu Dong: Searching for Deviations from the Cosmological Constant Concordance
- Julia Zhuang: Analysis of Cascadia Episodic Tremor and Slip Events using Time-Dependent Displacement and Strain Fields Derived
- Deriam Chirinos: Throwing Dice in QCD: Using Random Matrices to Study the QCD Hadron Spectrum
From North Shore Hebrew Academy:
- Yonatan David: Exploration of the Chiral Magnetic Effect in Quark Gluon Plasma via Charge-Separation Measurements
From Great Neck South High School:
- Cyrus Zhou: Accelerated Lateral Ventricle Growth in Normal Individuals as Well Cognitive Decliners
- David Kim: Packing Versus Covering in the Euclidean Plane