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Pelham Student Named Intel STS National Finalist

Max Pine of Pelham HS was named one of 40 national finalists for the prestigious Intel STS competition.
Max Pine of Pelham HS was named one of 40 national finalists for the prestigious Intel STS competition. Photo Credit: File photo
Charles Gulian of Ossining HS was named one of 40 national finalists for the prestigious Intel STS competition.
Charles Gulian of Ossining HS was named one of 40 national finalists for the prestigious Intel STS competition. Photo Credit: Sam Barron

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Students from Pelham Memorial and Ossining High School were among the 40 finalists named for the Intel Science Talent Search competition on Wednesday.

Max Pine of Pelham Memorial and Charles Gulian of Ossining were named finalists for the competition. Six other New York students also made it to the finals.

The 40 finalists will visit Washington, D.C., from March 5-11. There, they will present their research to judges and the public. The teens will see the White House and other national landmarks. The climax of the week will be a black-tie awards gala at the National Building Museum.

Gulian’s project was titled “A Search for Tidally-Distorted White Dwarf Binaries in the Kepler Survey.”

Pine’s project was “Effect of Climate on the Spatial Distribution and Synchrony of Eight Irruptive Bird Species.”

Read more about Gulian's project here on Daily Voice.

Gulian and Pine will compete with the other finalists for one of the three top prizes of $150,000. The finalists will share in awards totaling more than $1 million.

Intel STS finalists “are some of the best and brightest young scientists in the nation,” said Maya Ajmera,  president and Chief Executive Officer of Society for Science & the Public, which publishes Science News for Students. “As an alumna of the Science Talent Search, I am especially proud to join with Intel in congratulating the finalists on their successes,” Ajmera said.

There were 300 semifinalists, and 1,800 entrants. Five Ossining students were selected as semifinalists.

Click here to see all of the finalists.

Students from Westchester, in addition to Gulian and Pine, who were named semifinalists are:

Jack Broitman, Blind Brook High School, Rye Brook

Greg Carlin, Greg, Byram Hills High School, Armonk

Benjamin Child, Yorktown High School, Yorktown Heights

Catherine Chung, Yorktown High School, Yorktown Heights

Michael Doppelt, Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua,

Christina Florakis, New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle

David Frank, David, Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale

Emily Mina Grossman, Croton-Harmon High School, Croton-on-Hudson

Jazz Munitz, Hendrick Hudson High School, Montrose Juliet Adela Ivanov, Ossining High School, Ossining

Dalia Laredo, Somers High School, Somers

David Leibert, Ossining High School, Ossining

Samuel J. Lewis, Edgemont High School, Scarsdale

Jazz Alexander Munitz, Hendrick Hudson High School, Montrose

Brinda Ramesh, Ossining High School, Ossining

Aaron Maxwell Spring, Ossining High School, Ossining

Tess Woerner Tobin, John Jay High School, Cross River

Stanley James Vuong, Blind Brook High School, Rye Brook.

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