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Six Indian-American Students From New England Named Intel Semi Finalists

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On January 6, 300 high school seniors were named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2016, a program of Society for Science & the Public. Among them were 6 Indian-American students from Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Semifinalists were selected from 1,750 entrants hailing from 512 high schools in 43 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and six American and international high schools overseas. 

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The Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, has been bringing together the best and brightest young scientific minds in the United States for 75 years. 

Each semifinalist receives a $1,000 award from the Intel Foundation with an additional $1,000 going to his or her school, resulting in $600,000 in total semifinalist awards. Semifinalists were selected from more than 1,750 entrants hailing from 512 high schools in 43 states, Puerto Rico, Washington, DC, and six American and international high schools overseas. 

On January 20, 40 of the 300 semifinalists will be named Intel Science Talent Search finalists. Finalists will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC from March 10-16, where they will compete for more than $1 million in awards. 

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