OSSINING, N.Y. -- Soon Il Higashino, a student at Ossining High School, is a finalist for the nation’s most prestigious science research competition, the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS).
1,700 high school seniors from around the country applied to Intel STS 2016.
She is one of 40 finalists chosen to compete on the national stage, in Washington D.C., this March. Students will compete for more than $1.2 million in awards.
Higashino is an environmentally conscious researcher who discovered a new inhibitor that could protect salamanders from a fungal infection associated with their decline.
Intel STS is an opportunity for original research to be recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists.
Alumni have earned many of the world’s most distinguished science and math honors, including Nobel Prizes, National Medals of Science and Fields Medals.
The Intel STS 2016 winners will be announced on March 15. For more information, click here.