Students in Syosset make Intel’s list of semi-finalists

January 14, 2014 by  

Several students in Syosset and the nearby area were among the 52 Long Island residents to make the cut to the semi-finalist round in the Intel Science Talent Search.

Organized by the Society for Science and the Public, the event is a research competition for students in their senior year of high school. It was created in 1942 and first sponsored by Westinghouse. Since 1998, it has been sponsored by Intel. The competition allows high school students to present their research to well-known and highly regarded research scientists from across the country.

Three seniors from Syosset High School were named among the list of semi-finalists on January 8. A Woodbury student, who attends St. Anthony’s High school, also made the list. The schools could use stationery printers to recognize the accomplishments of their students.

Syosset senior Priyanka Kumar, 17, made the list for her research project ‘Macrophage Fusion on Nanopatterned Bulk Metallic Glass’. Hyunkee Sung, also 17, was named a semi-finalist for his project to do with the parallel axis theorem. The third Syosset student, George Lee Wang, 18, received a nod for an analysis of origin recognition among humans.

Akash Nandi, the student from St. Anthony’s, was nominated for a piece called “Can confidence obstruct the path to success?’, which looked into the possibility of high-risk behaviour being linked social and personal circumstances.

The students will be eagerly awaiting the end of this month, when Intel will announce the 40 finalists from across the country.