RYE BROOK, N.Y. — Blind Brook High School senior Alex Lubkin was recently selected as a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s most prestigious precollege science competition.
Lubkin’s project, “Feasibility Assessment of a Novel Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Powered Hybrid Electric Vehicle,” will go on to be judged among 300 semifinalists vying to be selected as one of 40 finalists competing for the top award of $100,000. The finalists will be chosen to attend the Intel Science Talent Institute in Washington, D.C., March 7-13. During their trip to Washington, these finalists will undergo further judging and share $630,000 in awards. Lubkin was selected as one of 300 semifinalists from among 1,712 entrants representing 467 high schools in 42 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and two U.S. overseas schools. Colleges and universities regard the semifinalist award as evidence of exceptional academic promise. Each semifinalist is provided with a certificate of accomplishment, which may be sent with his or her applications for college admissions and scholarships. Alumni of the Intel Science Talent Search have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world’s most coveted science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and the National Medal of Science.
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