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March 17th, 2011
09:20 AM ET

Intel Science Talent Search winners take home big bucks

Intel Corporation and the Society for Science & the Public (SSP) have announced this year's winner's for the Intel Science Talent Search, the most elite high school research competition.

17-year-old Evan O'Dorney from Danville, CA won the competition, earning him $100,000 in scholarship money. For his award-winning project, O'Dorney compared two ways to estimate the square root of an integer and determined when the faster way would work.

Second Place winner Michelle Hackman of Great Neck, N.Y. will take home $75,000 in scholarship money for her study on the effect of separating teenagers from their cell phones.

O'Dorney, Hackman and Wendy Ramage Hawkins, Executive Director of the Intel Foundation, talk to Christine Romans about this year's competition.

Filed under: Education • Science • U.S.
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    March 19, 2011 at 8:09 am |
  2. Josh

    Michelle you rock! Love, Josh.

    March 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm |