Intel Science Talent Search (STS) Winners 2015

Three Indian-Americans were among the students who met US President Barack Obama at the White House after winning medals in the Intel Science Talent Search 2015, which is America's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science and math competition.

They were among the 40 high school seniors, 13 of them of Indian origin, who were in Washington for the finals of the contest to find the most promising young US innovators creating the technologies and solutions that will make people's lives better, IANS reported.

The finalists took home awards totalling more than $1 million with Noah Golowich, Andrew Jin and Michael Hofmann Winer each receiving first-place awards of $150,000 in the competition run by Society for Science and the Public.

In addition to the top awards, three second-place winners received awards of $75,000 and three third-place winners received awards of $35,000.

First Place:
Noah Golowich, 17, of Lexington, Massachusetts, won the First Place Medal of Distinction for Basic Research.
Andrew Jin, 17, of San Jose, California, won the First Place Medal of Distinction for Global Good.
Michael Hofmann Winer, 18, of North Bethesda, Maryland, won the First Place Medal of Distinction for Innovation.

Second Place:
Brice Huang, 17, of Princeton Junction, New Jersey, won the Second Place Medal of Distinction for Basic Research.
Kalia D. Firester, 17, of New York City, won the Second Place Medal of Distinction for Global Good.
Saranesh (Saran) Thanika Prembabu, 17, of San Ramon, California, won the Second Place Medal of Distinction for Innovation.

Third Place:
Shashwat Kishore, 18, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, won the Third Place Medal of Distinction for Basic Research.
Anvita Gupta, 17, of Scottsdale, Arizona, won the Third Place Medal of Distinction for Global Good.
Catherine Li, 18, of Orlando, Florida, won the Third Place Medal of Distinction for Innovation.

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